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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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Aries Full Moon – Shine On, You Crazy Diamond

The Aries full moon invites us to take charge of our lives and think outside the box. You know you have it in you: the will to do what inspires you most. Take advantage of this sacred energy and put this power to use. Aries carries the energy and passion of our drives...

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Astrology 101: How to Plot Your Natal Chart

A natal chart is a snapshot of the sky at the moment you were born. In essence, at the moment of your first breath is when you come into accord with the energies of the universe. That remains fixed throughout your lifetime. Your natal chart gives clues to your major...

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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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Warrior Pose: Understanding the Spiritual Warrior

The warrior poses (virabhadrasana 1, 2 and 3) are some of the most iconic postures in yoga. Students are often encouraged to embody the spirit of a warrior as they’re standing in these formidable poses. Understanding the mythological background of these martial...

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Why Lotus Pose Is So Darn Hard

The quintessential yoga posture is lotus pose, or padmasana. We see grand images of yogis in lotus on book covers and in magazines, but the reality is that few of us can successfully do this posture. Why is that? There are several contributing factors. Namely, our...

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