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New Year, Fresh Perspective Hello everyone, and Happy New Year!  The beginning of the New Year is certainly a cause for celebration; however, many of us in 2024 will stay stuck in the same external disturbances from 2023 and even years and years before then! Maybe for...

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Give the Gift of ReceivingGive the Gift of Receiving Fa La La, Ho Ho Ho, Season’s Greetings, and Let’s Go Shopping! The holidays are upon us; we’ve got gifts to buy, lists to check, and people to make happy, right? This busyness is a prerequisite to getting into the...

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GratitudeHappy November, everyone! Yes, you read that right: November, the month of Thanksgiving! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be given plenty of reminders to recognize the abundance of beauty and good that exists virtually everywhere in our lives.  Upon hearing...

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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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Beginner Yoga at Ocala Yoga CenterAre you considering starting a yoga practice? Maybe you already practice yoga on the regular but haven’t quite been able to convince your friends to join you. Well, keep reading and you’ll be gathering information that will persuade...

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A Core Practice of Yoga: TapasFor those of us here in Florida, August is one of the hottest, if not THE hottest, times of the year. With temperatures climbing to their peak, now is the perfect time for us to explore one of the core practices of yoga: Tapas! As you...

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Freedom and LiberationThis month, we Americans continue with our annual tradition of celebrating Freedom & Liberation on July 4th, Independence Day. Barbeque, family, friends, fireworks, it’s a blast (pun intended)! This celebration is righteous: we ARE privileged...

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Acceptance

Acceptance

AcceptanceAcceptance is a loaded concept, at least it’s always been for me. In the past, when a well-meaning friend or family member would counsel me to accept a situation that was clearly upsetting and disturbing for me, I was indignant! My belief system was such...

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Choosing Your Yoga Style What is your yoga style? Twenty-five years ago in the U.S., yoga was an activity that most of us had rarely heard of, let alone practiced. We were familiar with the term yoga, but it conjured up images of something exotic and inaccessible. ...

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