Spirituality & Health Magazine

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By:
Julie Peters
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Sanskrit word “guru.” Most of us know it as “teacher” but the Sanskrit breakdown is a little different. See here from the Upanishads: The syllable gu means shadows The syllable ru, he who disperses them, Because of the power to disperse darkness the guru is...
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Julie Peters
Today is my 28th birthday. Birthdays have always been kinda hard for me, all the way since I was four and I had this beautiful confection birthday cake with roses that fell on the floor before I could taste them. I can’t help but think dark thoughts about getting older–those thoughts and feeling...
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Julie Peters
We’ve just passed the Fall equinox, and yet again, summer is turning to autumn which will become winter. We know this, we do it every year, but each time it’s a little different, and we always go through the change with the weather. I think it’s strange that the only thing humans have ever really...
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Julie Peters
Okay, so we all know we need to work on this thing called the “core” we keep hearing about. We know it’s good for the lower back, the digestive system, and we all want little teeny tiny bellies. But the way many of us have come to understand the core in the fitness world is not really, well, right...
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Julie Peters
You can’t think and feel at the same time. One of my yoga teachers, Nico Luce, said this in a class the other day, and it’s one of the sweetest, simplest, and most poignant sentences I’ve heard in a while. Yoga is important to me for a lot of reasons, but one of the main reasons I fell in love with...
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Julie Peters
Lately, I’m really into joy. That probably makes me sound like a jerk. I don’t mean the kind of joy that comes with huge life-changing events like winning the lottery or making a baby, or insisting on smiling through everything until my teeth start to chip. Life is hard, we all know that story, but...
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Julie Peters
When famous yogi and author Yogananda visits Gandhi in his memoir Autobiography of a Yogi , it happens to be Monday, Gandhi’s weekly day of silence. “Years ago,” the great master explained the next day, “I started my weekly observance of a day of silence as a means for gaining time to look after my...
By:
Julie Peters
Summer. A time of fun in the sun, pretty clothes, romance, rainbows, and unicorns. Or, if you’re me, a bad breakup, moving back in with my parents, getting hit by a car, two rounds of strep throat, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, and then, yeah, my cat died. Or, if you’re my mom, a dislocated rib,...

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