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Yoga Psychology: Heal the Roots of Chronic Disease

A few months ago, I shared something deeply personal with you: I suffer from a chronic illness known as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. It is an autoimmune disorder that compromises the thyroid. I know that I'm not alone. Many of you struggle with chronic illness, or chronic...

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Getting to the Root: Understanding the Root Chakra

Root Chakra: Finding Solid Ground Location: Base of spine, seat, legs, feet Bija Mantra: Lam Sanskrit Name: Muladhara (root place) Many people have dreams where they are flying. Soaring above the earth, with friends and family down below. Does anyone in those dreams...

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The Meaning of Truth: Election Time

Election time is coming up. There's gonna be a lot of convincing and haggling going on very, very soon. Dinner tables will be split amongst those on one side and those on another. Not that this doesn't happen regularly regarding other subjects. It does. We all have...

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The Three Rules of Spirituality

In the decade and a half that I've been teaching yoga and spiritual pursuits, I've been around the block and in a sense, this ain't my first time at the rodeo. I've spent a lot of time taking a very close, personal look at what works and what doesn't within the modern...

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Improve Your Relationships: Make them Sacred

Have you noticed how after some time, most any relationship starts to lose its luster? When we first meet someone, we see them as luminous and exciting. We admire their shiny qualities and overlook any negative ones. Over time, though, the newness fades and if things...

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4 Ways to Overcome the Obstacles to Bliss

Maybe you’ve heard that the state of yoga, connection to bliss, is your birthright. In fact, we are born with it, and it never leaves us. The only thing that prevents us from feeling this natural state all the time are obstacles that exist in our own mind. You see,...

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Stop Worrying! Here’s How

Did you ever get to the end of an experience and think to yourself, “Gosh, I’m SO glad I worried so much about that!” Not likely. So, why do we worry so much? If it never really helps, and sucks so much of our energy, how come worry consumes us? It’s a habit of our...

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