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Self-Inquiry: Free May Meditation Series Post #3

Today’s meditation examines the witnessing self and invites the participant to engage deeply in authentic, honest self-inquiry. When we are capable of recognizing our self worth we may begin to understand what we have to offer the world. If you enjoyed today’s meditation try the other FREE meditations. Week #1: Self-Love Week #2: Self-Forgiveness Copyright: …

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Her Majesty The Breathing Diaphragm

The four diaphragms of the body: arches of the feet, pelvic floor, breathing diaphragm and soft palate are key components to the Embodyoga system. They are seen as soft supports for the bones, muscles and organs that are piled up on top of them.  But Her Majesty The Breathing Diaphragm is far and away my favorite. It …

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Seven Reasons Yoga Makes You Younger

There is one excuse that I find inexcusable and downright irritating. It is a sign of giving up, admitting defeat. “I guess I can’t do that anymore. I’m just too old.” It is my experience after working with a significant range of ages, that only the 40 and 50 year-olds would dare say something so …

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Change Your Life in 6-Minute Increments

I recently learned that lawyers bill their work in 6-minute increments. 1/10 of an hour. That means that they have to log everything that is accomplished in every 6- minute session. What have you accomplished in the last six minutes? The last 12 minutes? The last 18 minutes? Friends of ours recently renovated part of …

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The Blessed Life

A friend of mine recently commented that I live a blessed life. My first response was jaw-dropping disbelief and then immediate defensiveness. Luckily my rapid second response was understanding. For the last five years my husband and I have married, studied our passions in grad school, lived in the town of our dreams, built an …

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On The Mat And In the World: The Practice of Appreciation (Guest Post)

Scene: Santa Barbara City College. I’m nineteen, a part-time student, a full-time retail employee at Anthropologie, sitting in my night class: Cultural Anthropology. It’s the end of spring semester, and it stays light outside almost until the class ends at 9:00. Tonight: a guest speaker, an anthropology PhD student writing her dissertation on the use …

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