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Diwali

Today marks the start of Diwali, a 5-day Hindu festival of lights. You don’t have to be Hindu to appreciate the spiritual symbolism of victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. It’s a festival of bright, victorious energy. I’m not a practicing Hindu, or Newar Buddhist, but… Read more »

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Yoga Philosophy Survey for Teachers

Namaste everyone. I am working on an Independent Study project: How to best present yoga philosophy in public classes, and would appreciate your help. Thanks in advance for taking a few minutes to respond. I am completely open to any and all responses. Please offer your honesty in answering the following questions. I really appreciate… Read more »

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Yoga Philosophy Survey

Namaste everyone. I am working on an Independent Study project: How to best present yoga philosophy in public classes, and would appreciate your help. Thanks in advance for taking a few minutes to respond. I am completely open to any and all responses. Please offer your honesty in answering the following questions. I really appreciate it!… Read more »

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The Power of Pranayama

I began practicing yoga at the turn of the century following a sports-related injury. I had always been pretty flexible for a guy, but after injuring my back I was looking for alternative ways to heal. A personal trainer friend recommended that I try yoga. I immediately fell in love with the way the practice… Read more »

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Yoga, Inclusivity & Integration

In a time filled with divisiveness, hate rhetoric, and duality yoga feels more relevant and important than ever. Inclusivity is at the heart of yoga teachings. The word yoga itself means to yolk, to bring together. The practice is about gathering up and reclaiming all the fractured parts of ourselves and returning to our innate… Read more »

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup

From Our Kitchen to Yours Pumpkin Season is here! Put this yummy goodness together mid-day for a warm, comforting dinner. Serve with crusty bread or a green salad. Enjoy! Slow Cooker Pumpkin Soup from Simply Recipes Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup diced carrot 1/2 cup diced onion 1/2 cup diced celery 3… Read more »

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