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What is Spiritual Enlightenment?

An intense emotional experience such as fear, joy, or sadness can shatter the ego into pieces, but at the same time bring us closer to enlightenment. In this blog, we’ll explore the Tantric perspective on the 9 basic human emotions, the rasas, and how by experiencing them in a particular way we can transform them into spiritual tools.

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What is Shakti Energy?

What is Shakti Energy – The nature of sexual and creative energy Shakti means power, energy, or force. Mythologically, Shakti is always described as feminine, often personified as the goddess, Devi, the divine feminine consort of the divine masculine god Shiva. But at the deepest level, Shakti transcends gender. Metaphysically, in Indian tradition, Shakti is…

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Yoga and Shamanism

Yoga and Shamanism are intimately linked, in fact, we could say the first Yogis were in fact Shamans. In this podcast, I have such a great chat with Emily Hall from Maya Kala Podcast, who was one of my Yoga Teacher Graduates. She is such an amazing creative soul, who I greatly admire, for her…

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The Search for our Spirit

The Search for our Spirit is a question that causes many of my Yoga Teacher Training students much difficulty as we dive into the true practice of Yoga…the Union or Yoking of the Mind Body and Spirit.

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Shakti Yoga for Healing the Whole Body

How the Sacred Practice of Shakti Yoga can Heal the Whole Body Yoga is not something new, and it is certainly not solely a physical practice of twisting ourselves into contorted positions. Ancient Yoga was considered to be a whole and complete system of spirituality, and at the same time, a most potent source for…

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Karma or Humility

The notion of humility as a virtue brings numerous images to mind, some based on culture and some on expectations. For some people, the concept may not be so culturally valued, and for others, humility may have been a lesson learned by their key role models or institutions.  This is the same with the concept…

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Even Difficult Experiences Can Strengthen Us

    Truth and grace are always with us. It flows like a river through our lives, artfully reminding us that there is magic and power beyond what our eyes can see. At times we catch its subtle beauty, like during chance meetings, near misses, and insights that seem to come from nowhere. Other times…

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Because You Matter! Skin Food Soul Food

You’ve probably heard about all the hidden chemicals and health risks surrounding so many of the beauty and skin care products on the market, but what exactly are they and will you ever be able to put on your lotion or eye cream again in peace — without wondering if you’re poisoning your body? The…

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Ayurveda and Healing

Ayurveda through the Samkhya Vedic system is firmly based upon the principle of causation. Nothing can exist without a cause. As is the cause, so will be the effect. Ayurveda and Healing This doctrine, that from a real cause can only occur a real effect of like nature, is called the principle of “Satkaryavada,” the…

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Anxiety and its Treatment through Yoga and Ayurveda

Anxiety is almost epidemic in the modern higher tech world, though it is a long standing human problem. It is increasing globally during this coronavirus pandemic. Anxiety is largely Vata Dosha disorder in Ayurvedic medicine, a problem that arises from an excess of the air and space elements and lack of earth, water and fire,…

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How Yoga and Ayurveda Helps Sleep and Reduce Anxiety

The mind and the body can’t be separated by neat lines – they work together as one. Modern medicine treats mental and physical ailments separately, while Ayurveda views each person as an integrated mind-body system. When the mind is out of balance, there will always be a manifestation in the body, even if it can’t…

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Pranayama for well-being and immunity

Most important for our well-being and enlightenment is to have a unified and balanced prana-our life force. Prana upholds the immunity of body and mind. This upholding prana is not simply the breath, with which it is related, but the deeper vital energy that sustains our entire embodied existence. Prana also forms the subtle or energy…

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