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Top 10 Must Practice Yoga Poses
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Master teacher, Rodney Yee’s list of must-practice yoga poses: 1. Mountain Pose (Tadasana) 2. Handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana), Alt: Dolphin (Makarasana) 3. Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) 4. Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) 5. Headstand (Sirsasana), Alt: Dolphin (Makarasana) 6. Standing Backbend (Modified Urdhva Hastasana) 7. Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) 8. Reclining Cobbler’s Pose (Supta Baddha Konasana) 9. Final Relaxation (Savasana) 10. Full Lotus...

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Spring Awakening
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Spring Awakening

Mar 19, 2016

Spring Equinox is celebrated as the first day of Spring, when day and night are equal in both hemispheres. All of nature is stirring now and showing signs of activity after the Winter sleep. Buds are bursting on the trees, Spring flowers are coming out and seeds are germinating. Here are 8 Yoga poses to awaken and spring clean your body:...

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Ram
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Ram

Jan 23, 2016

The third chakra, the solar plexus chakra, is the seat of our self-esteem and empowerment. It is associated with the mantra, “Ram.” Say this to yourself as you visualize a pulsating and warm vibration that starts at your solar plexus and spreads throughout your whole...

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Virabhadra
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Virabhadra

Jan 9, 2016

Virabhadra is the “spiritual warrior,” who bravely does battle with the universal enemy, self-ignorance (avidya), the ultimate source of all our suffering. Warrior 1 is a strong asana that is associated with the Root Chakra, connecting us to the earth. Use it to reconnect and find your footing—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Find step-by-step instructions for Warrior 1 pose here:...

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Rose garden of desire
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Rose garden of desire

Dec 6, 2015

O brother! You are only thoughts from top to toe The rest of you is made of flesh and bone, you know If your thoughts are like roses, you are a rose garden of desire If your thoughts are like thorns, you are nothing but fuel for fire. (M II / 277-278) ~...

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J’adore Paris
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J’adore Paris

Nov 15, 2015

Paris needs our prayers and our love—send it to them with this Heart Chakra meditation: Sit in a comfortable position, either cross-legged on the floor or in a chair. Sit up tall with the spine straight, the shoulders relaxed and the chest open. Inhale the palms together and lightly press the knuckles of the thumbs into the sternum at the level of your heart (you...

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Make of yourself a light
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“Make of yourself a light,” I used to hear from Buddha’s long-lost lips each day as I woke before dawn in this mountain hermitage, The five-peaked jeweled mountain Kanchenjunga towers over the Darjeeling horizon as I start a fire for tea and prepare my morning prayers. ~Lama Surya...

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Transformation
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Transformation

Aug 19, 2015

A double rainbow is the symbol of transformation. The rainbows are a sign from the cosmic universe that whatever is coming to you has great meaning in your life and that one good thing will lead to another. In a single rainbow, we see red as the highest and violet as the lowest color, this is opposite to the alignment of the chakras, and thus symbolizes...

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Light is All
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Light is All

Jul 13, 2015

  From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all. ~Ralph Waldo...

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Cultivating Gratitude
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Cultivating Gratitude

Jun 24, 2015

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Simple Things to be Grateful for: Shelter Water Food Nature Friends Family Good Health Kindness The Breath of Life Source:...

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Tips for Building a Spiritual Life
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Pray Meditate Be Aware Bow Practice Yoga Feel Sing and Chant Breathe and Smile Relax Enjoy Laugh Play Create Envision Let Go Forgive Accept Walk Move Exercise Work Serve Contribute Listen Learn Inquire Consider Reflect Cultivate Oneself Cultivate Contentment Cultivate Flexibility Cultivate Friendship and Collaboration Open Up Expand Include Lighten Up Dream Celebrate Appreciate Give Thanks Evolve Love Share Give Receive Walk Softly Live...

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