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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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Nurturing and Cultivating Love through Presence and Awareness Happy April, Yogis! Welcome to Spring, 2023! With the change of season, many of us may be noticing a lightening of our burdens, an openness in our minds, a lifting of our spirits, and yes, a spring in our...

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Planting the Seeds of Growth Yes, it’s almost Spring! Currently, I’m looking out an open window, watching the birds, enjoying the breeze, and loving the sunshine. Beautiful days like this one help me put aside my problems to instead focus on new beginnings,...

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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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New Year, Fresh PerspectiveHello everyone, and Happy New Year! The beginning of a New Year is certainly cause for celebration! Although 2022 has been a step up from recent years for most of us, we do still have COVID19 making itself known. Furthermore, many of us...

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Giving the Gift of ReceivingFa 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 prequisite to get into the holiday spirit, right? If you’re...

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