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Open Your Heart to August's Posture Challenge

Open Your Heart to August's Posture Challenge

Join August's Posture Challenge with simple & effective exercises and poses you can do from home or anywhere. The rough plan is listed here and will be updated with new info at least once a week for the month of August.

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5 Ways to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

5 Ways to Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

Spring ahead! It is the time of year where we eagerly anticipate the return of green grass, warmer weather and a fresh outlook to months ahead.  It is also a time when the hours of sunlight become more apparent and have an effect on our sleep cycle. During this solar transition, it is easy to become ungrounded and knowing how to adjust to the time change can save you a day’s worth of grogginess and delay. Our circadian rhythms ebb and flow with the changing patterns of the sun. Looking to avoid reaching for that extra cup of coffee in...

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Release Using Pranayama

Release Using Pranayama

  The Hindu god, Ganesha (depicted with the head of an elephant)  hangs above my doorway.  Lord Ganesha is often shown with one of his tusks broken or completely missing.  The tradition of this was that Lord Ganesha gave up a piece of himself to acquire spiritual knowledge.  He is often called the “remover of obstacles” and because of his wisdom and spiritual understanding, many people pray to him when they are need of wisdom and a release from something in their lives.  Every time I pass through my doorway, I am reminded that to obtain wisdom I must let something go first;...

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How to be Mindful

How to be Mindful

Your focus determines your reality. In times when it seems that everyone is feeling compressed, misunderstood and marginalized, the practice of mindfulness becomes even more crucial to slow the litany of cynicism and stress that are at the very root of so many stress-related issues. Here are three pieces of advice I have found that have helped me in my own journey find a sense of calm when the outer world seems too hectic. 1.       Examine Your Feelings Feelings are designed to encourage humans as a species to determine what is positive or negative.  Our ancestors developed this skillset over...

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