pratyahara – limb 5 in the 8 limbs of ashtanga

When you leave it to its own devices, your mind will probably focus on external stimuli like conversations, television and noises on the street. Even in yoga class, you might focus on a conversation in the back of the room

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can meditation keep kids out of trouble and out of prison?

Recent posts on this blog discussed meditation for kids and meditation for prison inmates, and after writing them it occurred to me that there’s more to be said about the connection between the two. We focused primarily on very young

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turmeric to battle seasonal allergies and colds

Most of us look forward to spring.  The weather warms, the days get longer, and the world seems to be blooming with new possibilities.  But for many, those brightly blooming flowers and trees mean nothing but trouble.  According to the

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