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Sleep and Cancer, Circadian Rhythms, and the Color Blue

Sleep hygiene is vital for nurturing our circadian rhythm, supporting our optimal health, and fighting cancer. Maximizing our sleep/wake cycles will leave us feeling better rested, happier, and more productive. Shutting off our phone, computer, and television earlier in the night will leave us with more time to read, sleep, and enjoy life. This excess time will also allow us to go to bed earlier as the sun sets and wake up earlier when the sun rises, just as our ancestors did for millions of years.


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The Hardest Yoga You’ve Never Tried

There is a deeply relaxing aspect to yin yoga, particularly once you’ve made it through a few classes.


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7 UNIVERSAL TRUTHS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

If there is one thing I have learned about life it is that we are ruled by some truly magnificent laws and universal truths that when understood, have the power to transform our lives in brilliant ways. Over the years, I’ve learned a few in particular that have helped me tap into the magic of life I never knew existed, and they can do the same for you too.


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Reinventing the Wheel: Tips for Your Best Urdhva Dhanurasana Yet

Since wheel’s maximum benefits and safety depend on the parachute of healthy alignment, instead of throwing yourself heedlessly into the pose, take your time and follow the steps below.


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Yoga & the Pineal Gland: Stability and Ecstasy

As scientists explore the nature of the human mind, and as we find better instruments to look at the nature of the human brain, one thing is becoming very clear for modern psychologists and neuroscientists: there is much more to be known about the human mind than they know right now.


Three Movements: A Stunning Yoga Sequence


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Homemade Colon Cleanse with 3 Juices

Many people suffer from chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut and other issues with the digestive system. Because the colon has an important job of eliminating waste, it’s critical that you keep it running smoothly.


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Fermented Foods: How to ‘Culture’ Your Way to Optimal Health

The way our forefathers lived offers clues on how different cultures used fermented foods (like yogurt and sauerkraut) not only as food preservatives, but also as support for intestinal and overall health.


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Rima Rabbath: The Practice of sthira-sukham asanam

In Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras there are about 12 words that speak to yoga’s third limb, asana. And of those 12, there are perhaps three in particular that we as yogis know best: 11.46 sthira-sukham asanam. The verse speaks to steadiness, ease, and balance.


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SANTOSHA YOGA AND FOREST RETREAT

SURRENDER TO THE SACRED POWER OF NATURE

This retreat will be set in the green jungles of the wild coast near Port Edward.
The venue is set up high in the indigenous mountain forest bordering Umtamvana Nature Reserve, with amazing views of the Umtamvuna valley, ocean and Umtamvuna river.