Monthly Archives: September 2013

DE-STRESSING 201

(Continues from De-Stressing 101) In my previous blog I looked at the signs of a state of chronic agitation, a precursor of a stress breakdown and proposed a change in lifestyle based on the 5 points of Yoga taught by … Continue reading

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DE-STRESSING 101

We all know the negative impact of stress on our physical, mental and emotional health. Another thing is to know what to do to live stress-free. A moderate level of stress is a normal part of life, but sometimes stress … Continue reading

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ONE BREATH AT THE TIME

A student asked Kabir: “Tell me, what is God?” “He is the breath inside the breath”. I like to go on hiking trips and I specially enjoy it when the going gets tough as when climbing a steep hill, for … Continue reading

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SHAKTI’S FIRE

In the realm of consciousness, sensation is the only guide we have.  All consciousness reflects itself in sensations in the body.  When we have a thought of love, our rib cage expands and our body relaxes as a feeling of … Continue reading

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TO FOLLOW ONE’S BLISS

All sentient beings search for comfort, safety and well-being. When a lion hunts down a gazelle, I suspect that it experiences pleasure when eating its prey, which would not be the case for the gazelle…But if the gazelle is able … Continue reading

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HEALING THE EMOTIONAL BODY

You may have asked yourselves, as I have, where the emotions come from. When I feel the heat of anger or the heaviness of sadness the energy of these emotions can be so overwhelming that they seem to have a … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF WORDS

To start this blog it seems fit to talk first about the power of words.  This power has been acknowledged in the Eastern traditions for millenia. Mantras have been used as meditation tools to raise our consciousness.  Mantras are mystical … Continue reading

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