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Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Calm in the Midst of Chaos

Calm in the Midst of Chaos There is no getting around the fact that life has been crazy for the last couple of weeks. Nothing short of chaotic. And this is not just for those of us here in the United States, but worldwide. We’ve been hearing stories and seeing...

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Change...Hello everyone, and yes, it’s true, we are heading into March, can you believe it?? It seems to me that as soon as we get adjusted to being with one thing (or season or month!) it’s time to be with another. Case in point: most of us have become acclimated...

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A Journey to the HeartPatanjali’s Yoga Sutras are the guiding light on our experience and journey of yoga. Yoga means Union, to bring together, to yoke. What is it that we are bringing into union? Nichala Joy Devi offers a beautiful interpretation: “Yoga is the...

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Long-term IntentionsHappy New Year friends! Not only a new year, but also a whole new decade! Fresh starts, new beginnings, and what else?? Wait for it….New Year’s Resolutions! So let’s look at this annual tradition, how it works, how it doesn’t work, and how we can...

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Celebrate GivingHello Yogis, and welcome to December! This is the last month of the year and the time to celebrate so many wonderful holidays: Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, Boxing Day, Omisoka, etc., not to mention Winter Solstice! There is so much happening this time...

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Gratitude

Gratitude

GratitudeHappy November everyone! Or, as many of us have come to know it: Happy Gratitude Month! Now, upon hearing this, some of us may involuntarily roll our eyeballs or inadvertently let out a groan. And I get it, believe me, I get it. But for those of us in the...

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Fear as TransformationOctober is here, and you know what that means: cute little ghosts and goblins will be walking the streets of your neighborhood very soon! Although these little monsters are typically not too frightening, we figured this month would be an...

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The Power of Routine

The Power of Routine

The Power of RoutineHey everyone, welcome to September! For many of us, this is a time where our kids have gone back to school, recommitting to their education and growth, making big adjustments in their routines. So what happens with us and our routines? Whether we...

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A Core Practice of Yoga: Tapas

A Core Practice of Yoga: Tapas

A Core Practice of Yoga: TapasWith temperatures climbing, we figured this would be a good time for us to explore a core practice of yoga: Tapas! And no, I’m not talking about tasty dishes served on little plates for your dining pleasure, I’m talking heat! In Sanskrit,...

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