By Kimaya Singh Feeling under the weather or down in the dumps does not indicate depression. Depression exists entirely on another level and causes symptoms of extreme sadness, feelings of hopelessness and endless fatigue. In severe cases, people with clinical depression no longer want to live, thus resulting in suicide. Doctors prescribe drugs, group therapy, […]

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“Every woman is a goddess.” (Andre Van Lysbeth) International Women’s Day passed in March. I knew I would be writing some kind of article about the occasion, but nothing seemed to come through in advance of this date. I let it go, got quiet, meditated on it. The guidance came. I was grappling with ideas […]

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“Amanda…” my brother’s voice breaks, like he’s choking on something. “Amanda wake up.” “What? Yah, Giles what…” I’m answering before my eyes open, my mind determined to respond before my body is willing. “Dad’s dead.” “Wow, really?” Wow? Did I really say wow? How did Giles get in here anyway? The door is open… I […]

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By Kathryn Boland  Do you see students practicing backbends in similar potentially dangerous ways? Do you have strategies for working against this – proactively and/or retroactively? Backbending has incredible benefits- contributing to strength-building, stretching out various muscles, and offering energy boosts. We’re dealing with the spine, however, so the potential for significant damage is very real. […]

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Soul loss is a form of self-preservation. When we experience trauma, we experience soul loss because the part of ourselves that give us life and vitality “leave” in order to prevent permanent damage. This causes a systemic distortion that manifests in many ways, ultimately compromising our quality of life and our ability to connect with […]

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By Faye Martins Headaches occur for a number of reasons, from stress and hunger, to a lack of sleep and dehydration. Even poor posture, allergies and eye strain can cause tension headaches in millions of people every day. In various yoga forums, new members sometimes complain about headaches after their first yoga session. Does this complaint […]

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You may encounter many ups and downs in your life, but what really matters at the end is your attitude. What lessons you have taken from the past and how much positivity you bring towards your life determines the degree to which you succeed in the future friends. We cannot change our past. Seriously, we […]

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By Bhavan Kumar  Any posture has some degree of risk. The picture of Virasana brings to mind the contraindications regarding knees and pre-existing knee conditions. What does this have to do with hip replacements? Just getting to the floor after a hip replacement presents some degree of risk and physicians  may differ regarding postures they approve. To be […]

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On the cosmic date of March 5, 1985, in Houma, Louisiana, my soul chose to be incarnated into this earthly realm with the name given to me: Hobie Joesph Cunningham. My chosen vessels of this birth were two young teenagers by the names Kevin and Cindy. This imprinted destiny and journey would be one of […]

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By Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 If there is one lesson that I can pass onto you in this lifetime, it is to question everything. Please do not take anyone’s word as gospel – including mine. Find your answers through research. Lately, there has been a lot of misinformation about Yoga and many related issues. […]

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