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balancing the chakras, color by color – part 2

Each of the seven main chakras in our body has a long list of characteristics associated with it, and in the first posting for this topic we introduced each chakra’s name, location in the body, and general traits linked with

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fine-tuning the subtle body with chakra meditation – part 1

This week we shift from working with observations of our thoughts and the mind’s activity to an energy-related approach to meditation. We’ll start with an introduction to chakra theory, which will prepare us for meditation techniques that help balance our

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latest “yoga in america” study shows interesting results

Yoga Journal released the results of its latest “Yoga in America” study this week, showing that yoga has become more popular since the last study in 2008. A total of 20.4 million practitioners in the United States now practice yoga;

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reclining big toe pose (supta padangusthasana) – a restorative pose to alleviate lower back pain

Reclining Big Toe Pose, or Supta Padangusthasana in Sanskrit, is a restorative pose with many benefits. This is one of the best poses to increase flexibility in your hamstrings, and it also stretches your calves, thighs, hips and groins. You

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making the most of long-held poses: yin yoga as meditation – part 2

We began our discussion of Yin Yoga as a form of meditation with an overview of the theory behind Yin Yoga, how it differs from active, or yang, yoga practice, and how to enter and hold a Yin Yoga pose.

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new study further supports the benefits of yoga to cancer patients.

Studies of yoga’s positive effects on cancer patients are nothing new, but a recent study published in the November 27, 2012 edition of the BMC Cancer journal reviewed many of these studies and found some common themes to support the

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jeffrey’s yoga playlist (no. 2) A dubstep bass driven mix with minimal vocals

Welcome to the second installment of the “Jeffrey’s Yoga Playlist” Series. As I evolve my classes I do the same with my playlists, trying to change both the sequencing and music weekly. I tend to keep certain songs in the

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