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Igniting the Crown Chakra Through Yoga and Wellness

I walk up three steps that symbolize birth, life, and death, and enter the open-air yoga shala for my first class with Anna, who coincidently is from Jim’s hometown—Chicago, Illinois.

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Community Lies in the Heart Chakra

The heart chakra is where unconditional love and compassion lie, and Balinese tradition is deeply rooted in the heart and spirit of community.

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There’s Something Happening Here

The most believable argument for this shift that is taking place could be science. Our technology is getting so advanced, that we can now scientifically measure unity.

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Gaiam TV: Your Online Solution for Yoga, Fitness, and Inspirational Media + Gaiam TV Giveaway!

Gaiam TV is generously offering one TTY reader with a FREE 3-month membership!

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Favorite Things: Freedom

The gift-giving season is in full swing and as most of us stress over finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones, I want to move away from my favorite “’material things” for Favorite Things Fridays posts and express my gratitude for a concept I am so thankful for –Freedom.

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11 Spiritual Events Not to Miss in 2012

December 21, 2012 marks the end of the Mayan calendar, and some think it’s going to be the end of the world. The sun’s magnetic field will cause massive earthquakes and floods, most of the population will be wiped out, and Tupac will resurrect from the dead. At least that’s what some people are saying.

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A Tip on Perception: Become a Child Again

When we were little, our true instinct of the world was fresh, beautiful and full of wonder and excitement. We did what we wanted to do. We fantasized, played, dreamed and napped… As we get older, our perceptions of size, space, and the world in general change. Our surroundings appear smaller and problems get bigger.

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What is Love?

I recently spent a week at Maui Sufi Camp where I experienced love in its purest form. I used to think love was like a jar of honey – sweet and good, but had to be spared because of its finite supply. I now know love is boundless, limitless and universal, and it is the […]

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Meditation Basics – Part 2

In Meditation Basics – Part 1 I discussed how posture, breath and a still mind are the only criteria for a good meditation practice. Here, I discuss a few ways to enhance the experience:

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Meditation Basics – Part 1

In the West, meditation is as foreign as Anthony Bourdain in an all male Uzbek sweat lodge. Whatever you may or may not think about meditation, it is a highly effective way to achieve mental, physical and emotional clarity. Some of the health benefits of meditation include lower blood pressure, stress reduction, faster post-operative healing, […]

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