Be Calm and Centered

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GETTING IN TOUCH with the treasures within you is one way of connecting with the source of Life. For within you are all the answers to all the questions you shall ever ask. Wisdom past, present and future is available to you. The source of Life knows everything. Some people call this connecting process meditation. […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Poking Around With Acupuncture

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Last week I was able to try something new and very interesting. Something that had always been in the back of my mind to try, but I never quite had the willpower (or extra cash). However, an opportunity arose for me to have a free session of acupuncture. Nervous, yet excited I walked into the […]

Celebrate Your Strength With The Art of Retreating: For Body and Mind Self-Repair

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“The soul is dyed of the color of our thoughts. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, And what you do is who you become.“ – Heraclitus – Lets face it, we are all moving around too quickly from one meeting to another, one place to the next, our batteries running on empty and then […]

Celebrate Your Strength With Your Breath! Feeling Anxious? Try Breath Work

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“Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.” – Andrew Weil, M.D. Since breathing is something we can control and regulate, it is a useful tool for achieving a relaxed and clear state of mind. I recommend three breathing […]

Finally Hooked On Yoga!

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It has been a while since I last talked about my new yoga journey. One of my resolutions or goals for 2012 was to stick to my yoga practice and continue to get better and better. Lately, I’ve been going to a new studio in my town since I bought a Groupon for $25 for […]

50 Life Secrets and Tips

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#1 Memorize something everyday. Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options. #2 Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions. Those who are heavy-set with material desires […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 20 – 30-Minute Tension Release Side Bends

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Do you regularly feel tension in your shoulders, neck, back and more? We all seem to carry our tension in these areas, especially if you work at a job that requires you to stare at a computer for most of the day. We forget about posture, we sleep all different ways, and then we hurt. […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 7 20-Minute Evening Sequence

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Congratulations! After today, if you’ve kept up with our 21 Day Yoga Challenge, you’ve been doing yoga for a week straight. Doesn’t it feel good? Today’s practice is 20 minutes and designed to relax you this Monday evening. Get home from work, ask someone in your family to watch the kids, turn off the TV, […]

My New Yoga Journey

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I’ve been interested in yoga for a while. You can read on and on about the benefits: increased flexibility and strength, better balance, a calm mind, less anxiety and worry, and much more. I always found it interesting that a workout could seemingly be so good for you in both body and mind. Being someone […]

Physical Relaxation Techniques: Deep Breathing, PMR and The Relaxation Response

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Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.  ~Thich Nhat Hanh This tool introduces three useful physical relaxation techniques that can help you reduce muscle tension and manage the effects of the fight-or-flight response on your body. This is particularly important if you need to think clearly […]