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Post #80: Read this before your Thanksgiving gathering!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Let me ask you an important question before you get in your car and head out to your family or friends house for Thanksgiving: Would you rather be right, or would you rather be peaceful? This question immediately tells us if we're acting from our ego-self or our soul-self. If you answered that question and would rather be right then you'll want to listen to the guided meditation I've included today. If you'd rather be peaceful then you are on your way to a pleasant holiday gathering. Most of us have family or...

Post #79: 12-minute Dirgha & Ujjayi Breath-Work Practice

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I have unintentionally taken a few weeks off from my blog. I had to put one of my doggies to sleep almost 7 weeks ago, and it has affected me in ways that I could not foresee. Those last 2 weeks of Sochi's life I was fortunately able to spend a lot of time with her. I felt like Sochi helped me to flip a switch and stop pushing myself to get everything done right now. I did a lot of sitting on the couch with her in my lap. I...

Post #78: Breath-Work Practice to Cultivate Contentment

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you ever wake up and dread all of the things you need to get done? Do you find yourself in overwhelm from driving yourself to accomplish a certain number of tasks just to feel "worthy" for the day? As all of us do, I noticed after I had my first child that life became different. Time was no longer my own to do with whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. I remember laying my newborn down in her crib ever so gently to not wake her, shutting her door quietly...

Post #77: Celebrating US National Couples Day with 75% off 5-Day Relationship Challenge

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Okay, question: SECRETLY WISH YOU COULD SHIPWRECK ONTO A DESERTED ISLAND NEVER TO SEE OTHER HUMANS AGAIN? Okay, don't answer that! Lol Maybe that's an exaggeration but some of us get such a negative vibe from others that sometimes we just want to hide away and protect ourselves. I still have moments as a grown-up where someone can say the wrong thing to me and I feel like a child wanting to go hide behind my mother's skirt. Relationships, whether they are with our significant other, sibling, friend, in-laws, or perfect strangers, can either...

Post #76: 13 minute meditation to clear the central energetic channel and find peace, clarity, and calm

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Chances are you already know that we all have energy bodies as well as physical bodies. It's why when someone is in a bad mood you can "feel" their energy and want to shy away from it. It's why people who are in good moods attract people to them. Good energy feels good and bad energy feels...

Post #75: 21 minute yoga vignette on Reverse Triangle: a pose full of wonderful surprises

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This week's yoga vignette piggy backs on last weeks and is centered around reverse triangle: sanskrit name: Parivrtta Trikonasana This pose is easier for moderate practitioners but even beginners need to start somewhere and this pose is full of wonderful surprises. Reverse triangle is an intense standing twist, but the rewards from practicing it will keep you coming back for more. This pose helps strengthen the knee, hip and ankle joints and various leg muscles are getting stretched while simultaneously being used for strength and balance to keep you in the pose. The leg muscles are...

Post #74: God is in the details: 28 minute yoga vignette- expansion in triangle pose.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you remember that expression "God is in the details"? This also relates to how much we can sink into the details of the yoga poses. The more we tune into the details of the poses, the more we shift our mind out of "monkey mind" and draw our awareness totally and completely into the details of the body postures. When we do this, we shift our mind out of its "stress state" and the body begins to let go of the stress it's been holding onto. The more we...

Post #73: something haunting you that you did or said? 11 minute yoga vignette to curb cravings and release guilt and shame

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Have you ever had something that you "said" or "did" haunt you deep inside and you want to cover it up so that you don't have to face the guilt, shame or other uneasy emotions? Most of us have something that we feel guilty or shameful about and would like to bury it in the ground. But not facing these behaviors in ourselves and admitting (at least to ourselves) that we were wrong, will wreak havoc on us until we can face the music. The cravings we reach for when this...

Post #72: 16-Minute Storytelling Meditation to Combat Loneliness & Remember God’s Presence

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you ever find yourself moving through life, everything is fine, then one day you wake up and it's like the whole world is against you? You feel like you have no friends, you feel like a loser, you feel worthless and unworthy, lonely and isolated, and you are beating yourself down in your head about something you said or did? What the hell happened?! Why do we do this to ourselves?! What triggers this? I have no idea why this overcomes us suddenly, but I do know that it happens...

Post #71: Introduction to the 8-limbed path of yoga!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Summer is here!! And that means longer days in which to cultivate good, wholesome practices! Ashtanga Yoga means the 8-limbed path of yoga and this was written about in Patanjali's yoga sutras thousands of years ago. Understanding these 8-limbs of yoga helps us to understand the basis of yoga and what we are trying to accomplish with the practice.  The first limb of yoga is called the Yamas. These are ways to properly conduct ourselves through daily life. One of these is ahimsa, or non-violence. When we say "violence" this can be the negative...