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Heart Chakra (Anahata)

The Anahata (heart) Chakra is actually not represented by our biological heart but is situated in the spinal column behind of the inner wall at the center of the chest. Its element is Air and its function is balance, openness, giving/receiving, breath and sense of touch. It relates physically to the heart, lungs, thymus glands, [...]

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Yoga in Ecuador

I had the great pleasure of visiting South America for the first time recently. To show my appreciation to all for your patience and loyalty while I trekked off to another continent for a couple of weeks to celebrate my 50th trip around the sun, I wanted to share with you a yoga video I

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Belly Chakra (Swadhisthana)

The belly, or sacral, chakra is known in Sanskrit as Swadhisthana. This Chakra is concerned with sensuality, sensory pleasure, survival of the species and our desire to merge with others. Located in the lower abdomen and genitals, its element is water and its function is sexuality, procreation, change, movement and elimination. The body parts linked

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Root Chakra

This image is symbolic of the root chakra, called muladhara in Sanskrit. The Muladhara is home to the first chakra. From a physical perspective, it is the first building block of our entire system, and the base foundation on which all the other chakras unfold. When this chakra is strengthened through our ‘root’, it is

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‘The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset’. Over the past few months I have been given an opportunity to get deeply acquainted with the practice of ‘Patience’. After I had a routine mammogram this past November, followed by further tests, it was confirmed that I had breast

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FEAR False Evidence Appearing Real As we approach the Autumn Equinox and enter into the darkest time of the year, our shadow side yearns for the validation that only fear can deliver. It would seem that this is a necessary and natural reaction to the cycles of our lives and the rhythm of the Earth.

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Living Yoga

My relationship with yoga all began in August of 1999. I was living on my own in Toronto and working as a Marketing Manager at a high tech company. Two months earlier I had just met Bill, the man of my dreams while visiting NYC for a long weekend with a friend. Bill had just

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