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vata breakfast recipes – Stay grounded by starting the day off right!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and rightly so! It prepares you for the day ahead, giving your brain a much needed boost of energy. If you’ve been reading the last few posts on dosha types, you

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japa (mantra) meditation… continued

Before continuing our discussion about Japa or Mantra meditation, I must correct my error in translating the words “japa” and “mala.” In the first article of this series, published two weeks prior, I interpreted “japa” as the Hindu prayer beads

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side plank pose (vasisthasana)

Side Plank Pose, or Vasisthasana in Sanskrit, is an arm balancing pose that takes a lot of strength to begin. It’s best to build some core and arm strength before performing this pose, or you can begin with one knee

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chapter x: krishna quells many of arjuna’s doubts, though some persist

Chapter 9 ended with Arjuna still doubting if Krishna is the sole Originator, Maintainer, and eventual Destroyer of this world, as well as of all other worlds. Though the warrior acknowledges Krishna’s divinity during His present human incarnation, Arjuna as

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yoga to help you sleep

If you have insomnia, you can have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, on an ongoing basis. Insomnia can have consequences on your health, your work, your driving, your mood and your overall quality of life. Plus, many drugs used

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kapha diet basics

I hope everyone has been enjoying the last few posts on dosha types. This last post in the dosha series talks about the kapha diet in detail and also includes suggestions on food choices for a dominant kapha. Make sure

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mantras and chants for spiritual purposes

Our previous meditation article concluded with the” OM” meditation practice. Although this mantra is potent, some practitioners might prefer a longer chant to better assist in sustaining mental concentration and one-pointed focus. In this week’s discussion, a list of other

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bridge pose exercises

Today we’ll work with some exercises around Bridge Pose, or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana. These movements help strengthen and increase the flexibility in your core: your lower back and abdominal muscles. This can improve lower back pain and help improve your

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chapter ix, part 2: krishna’s monistic characteristic in the gita

Our last article covered only the first ten lines in Chapter 9 of the Bhagavad Gita—the wisdom in this chapter is so great that the benefits of studying it piecemeal cannot be overstated. In this week’s discussion of the latter

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secret of healthy living – dinacharya (part ii)

To view the first article in the secret of healthy living – dinacharya series please start here. Brush and be fresh Brushing our teeth is indeed a routine for all of us but, there are a few aspects of brushing which

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