Spirituality & Health Magazine

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By:
Julie Peters
Shiva Rea, a yoga teacher/surfer who teaches flowing vinyasa on beautiful beaches, is not the sort of woman you ignore when she's telling you to stand with your legs wide and hold out your arms as if you had the biggest boobs of time. Even if you have "itty bitty titties." I was with Shiva for a...
By:
Julie Peters
Classically, the yoga practice (physical asana yoga as well as the meditation and other practices) were passed down from a master to a student. Here in the West, yoga has come to mean something you 'drop in' to: you show up, sometimes knowing who the teacher is going to be, and move through your...
By:
Julie Peters
The end of December: a season of long, dark nights, cold weather, and a bunch of holidays that try to make us feel better but often end up making us actually feel worse. Then New Year’s Eve gets piled on top of it all, with it’s cheerful dollar store hats, flutes of cheap champagne, and protestant...
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Julie Peters
As we pass the Solstice, the darkest night of the year, we are also entering into a New Moon cycle, which comes to a head on Christmas Day this Sunday. It’s dark out there. We’ve got very little sun, and very little moon to work with. We are like plants–the sun is one of our food sources, and when...
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Julie Peters
The truth will set you free! So they say. Lately I’ve been wondering—set you free from what, exactly? Satya, or truthfulness, is one of Patanjali’s five Yamas, or precepts for living an ethical life. It’s always been my favorite one—I’ve found that the times I’ve been honest, asked a difficult...
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Julie Peters
Have you ever had a giggle fit? I used to get them all the time when I was a kid—something would set me off and I would just lose it for minutes—the people around me would have stopped laughing at the joke, and watch me to see how long this could last. I could not contain it, and the moment I tried...
By:
Julie Peters
Yoga has this wonderful quality of opening our minds and bodies at the same time. We get more physically flexible, and more mentally and emotionally so as well. We flow like water, we move, we groove, we work into our cell tissue, our chakras, our meridian lines, and some other wild and crazy stuff...
By:
Julie Peters
“I always wanted to be somebody. Now I realize I should have been more specific.” ~Lily Tomlin A friend of mine recently shared with me something he learned from the philosopher Osho, and it goes something like this: You are nobody. And you are lucky that you are nobody. You cannot, due to the...

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