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Author: Julie Peters

Connecting to Your Sexual Energy as Life Force

Connecting to our sexual selves doesn’t always have to mean connecting to anothe…

Meditation for Connecting to Sexual Energy as Life Force

A guided meditation to harness your sexual energy.

Relaxing Guided Meditation for Rest or Sleep

A useful tool to get to sleep.

Breaking the Bad Love Spell

What can your anger teach you about yourself for better relationships?

Guided Meditation and Breath Practice for Balancing Your Energy

Start or end your day with this breath practice.

3 Poses for Neck and Shoulder Tension

Learn how to release tension in the neck and shoulders with these exercises.…

Medication Meditation Part 3: Energizing for Lethargy, Sluggishness, or Emotional Blockage

Get a boost of energy with this Ayurveda inspired audio meditation.

Making Everyday Spaces Sacred through Intuitive Ritual

Draw sacredness into your life whenever you need it with simple intentional ritu…

Meditation Medication Part 2: Cooling Meditation for Anger, Irritation, or Inflammation

An audio meditation to calm emotional and physical inflammation.

Biological Time: Slowing Down the Aging Process

Find little ways every day to slow down, even if it’s just for ten minutes a day…

Meditation Medication Part 1: Grounding for Anxiety or Overwhelm

The first in three-part meditation series inspired by Ayurveda.

3 Simple Rules to Maintain a Healthy Weight, Digest Better, and Heal Your Relationship with Food

 Follow these simple rules (and a secret fourth) and change how you eat. 

Learning from Our Worst Selves: Feeding the Shadow Wolf

Sometimes fear, anger, or sadness are appropriate responses to the complexities …

Meditation for Listening to Your Many Selves

An audio meditation to open our understanding of our different voices.

Making (Good) Gut Decisions

Your gut can be a really important source of wisdom in your life.

Guided Meditation for (Good) Gut Decisions

An audio meditation to tune into how you feel.

3 Exercises to Strengthen (and Relax) Your Pelvic Floor

Simple exercises that anyone can do to increase pelvic floor awareness and tone …

Moment Medicine: An Everyday Healing Practice

We need to feel safe in order to heal.

Meditation for Letting Go with the Waning Moon

An audio meditation for letting go and moving on.

A Goddess of Post Traumatic Growth: Nilapataka Nitya

This goddess encourages us to courageously churn the oceans of our inner selves,…

Being in the Flow of Heartache and Pain

Yoga and mindfulness can help us recognize that our discomfort has a flow.…

Audio Meditation: In the Flow of Discomfort

This audio meditation is for those times when there’s discomfort in the body, wh…

Creative Moon: Writing Prompts for the Moon Cycles

Try this free writing journaling practice coinciding with the moon phases.…

New Moon Meditation: The Goddess of Loneliness

A preview of Moon Meditations: 16 Nights for Desire, Heartache, and Connection…

The One Relationship You Can Never Leave

Do the work of being in a loving, healthy, committed relationship with ourselves…

Guided Meditation for Loving Your Belly

This meditation will help you to explore your own belly, offering it thanks, app…

In the Fullness of Emptiness

Calm down using the breath and slow down your exhale.

The Fullness of Emptiness: A Guided Breath Meditation

This guided meditation explores the bottom of the breath.

Releasing Your Stress Muscle: 3 Poses for the Psoas

Try these three helpful poses to bring stress relief to your muscles.…

Guided Meditation for the End of the Year

Say goodbye to the old year and welcome in the new.

End of Year Ritual: 7 Questions to Ask Yourself

A simple and effective end of year ritual is to carve out a little time for you…

Meditating With Your Anger

An audio meditation to engage with our anger and compassion without shame.…

Meditation for Feeling your Feelings

For this meditation, you choose an emotion—something that’s present for you and …

Audio Meditation: A Pleasure Practice

A guided meditation for tasting a little sweetness.

The Surprisingly Simple Secrets of Tantric Sex Part 3: Listening with the Body

When it comes to sex, listening goes a lot deeper than hearing.

Rage and Relationships: How Anger Can Help Intimacy

When we can channel our anger into compassionate communication, it can help us …

Full Moon Meditation for Letting Go and Letting In

An audio meditation for the full moon.

Mindful Sex Part Two: Forget Goals

When the only goal of sex is pleasure through play for the sake of itself, we ca…

New Moon Meditation: Pause the Breath, Pause the Mind

Try this audio meditation for slowing down the mind.

Using Technology So It Doesn’t Use You

Take these two actions to set boundaries around your phone and social media.…

Audio Meditation for Connecting to the Heart

The heart holds our love, connection, joy, and forgiveness. It can also hold gri…

Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad: Shame and the Primal Brain

Rather than piling shame on top of shame, we need to slow down and honestly feel…

Hello Sensation: An Audio Meditation for Befriending Your Body

This meditation is a practice of honoring and acknowledging the range of complex…

Chinnamasta: The Self-Beheading Goddess

Chinnamasta shows us the simple, playful, and fierce truth that much of what we …

Pratyahara Meditation to Focus the Mind and Calm Anxiety

Use this guided meditation to draw the senses closer to connect with the body in…

Bagalamukhi the Paralyzer and How Stillness Moves Us Forward

Stillness and movement work together and can help us sense what we deeply desire…

Audio Meditation: Relax into Your Breath

This meditation is ideal if you need a pause from your day to slow down and calm down, and you may wish to put it on as you are lying in bed at night preparing to sleep.

On the Passing of Michael Stone and Mental Health in the Yoga Community

Yoga, self-care, and alternative forms of medicine cannot always fix everything.

The Goddess Matangi and the Joy of Being an Outcast

Matangi tells a secret—that there’s a hidden joy, even power, in being an outcas…

Dhumavati: Goddess of Empowering Ugliness

So how can we, with Dhumavati, embrace the ways in which we are, powerfully, ugl…

The Dark Side of Forgiveness: The Goddess Tara

Tara is one of the most famous and widely beloved goddesses in Buddhism. She was…

Kali, Goddess of Rage and Resistance

Once upon a time, the god Shiva, the Lord of Destruction, was so busy meditating…

Breaking Your Addiction to Thinking

Thinking is obviously an important tool. Humans have the powerful ability to thi…

Why Commit? And How?

Once upon a time, people spent their whole lives in one career until they retire…

Understanding Your Cravings

Dieting mythologies have taught us that cravings are our enemies. We are told to…

Your Self-Esteem is Not the Problem

Like everyone else, I’ve had difficult times in my life. I’ve had bad breakups, …

Weight, Worth, and the Radical Act of Having a Body

Photograph from Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley (Workman Publishing). Copyri…

Secrets of Yogic Breathing (Ujjayi Pranayam)

Ujjayi Pranayam means Breath of the Warrior. When we do this breath, it can make…

A New Definition of Love in Divisive Times

The other day, I had one of those moments which must be unique to this particula…

The Art of Receiving What You Are Getting

We don’t always get what we want. But we always get what we receive.In Sanskrit,…

The Key to Creativity: Constraints

We do yoga to set ourselves free, right? That’s the message we get, anyway: the …

Celebrating Black Yogis for Black History Month

Yoga has its roots in India, but it has changed and evolved hugely since it came…

Showing Up Matters: Stories of the Goddess

We are in a moment of change. Some of us are hopeful, others rageful, and others…

Tips for Insomniacs with Busy Minds

I’ve struggled with insomnia my whole life. It’s partly because I think a little…

Celebrating My Inner Masculinity

This week, I skipped out on yoga. Instead, I tried kickboxing for the first time…

One Simple Trick to Make Life Easier

I don’t always make New Year’s resolutions—I find the darkest coldest months a p…

Self Love as a Practice

We all know there’s great value in loving ourselves. Self acceptance, self estee…

The Truth about Going Retrograde with Mercury

September is a bit of a wild month, astrologically speaking. There is a solar ec…

Befriending Pain

Over the last several years, I’ve come to believe that the greatest, most powerf…

Why Your Anger Could Be Good for Your Relationship

Many of us fear and avoid anger, especially in the realm of intimate relationshi…

On Meditating Badly

Every morning, I meditate. Badly.I know meditation is good for me. Meditation ca…

The Goddess of Intoxication

The sixth night from the new moon is presided over by Vajresvari Nitya—the Tantr…

The Complications of Living in the Now

We all know living in the moment is a key aspect of happiness. We know we need t…

Support in Service of Sweetness

One of the most famous yoga sutras—the short aphorisms in yoga attributed to Pat…

Loving Through Change

Non-attachment is a pretty familiar concept within the worlds of yoga and medita…

Celebrating the Darkness

In many spiritual traditions, God is seen as the source of light, banishing the …

The Goddess of Escaping from Your Daily Life (If Just for a Moment)

In the Tantric tradition, the goddess of the 13th night from the new moon is cal…

The Yoga of Being Sick

The day after I finished a major project (my new book, Secrets of the Eternal Mo…

How Do I Find The One?

Around Valentine’s Day, a lot of people are thinking about love—whether they wan…

New Moon, New Year: Wisdom from the Chinese New Year

A month or so into 2016, people are feeling a little low. Everyone seems exhaust…

Lessons in a Bad Yoga Class

The other day, I took a bad yoga class. I went to see one of my favorite teacher…

A Goddess Guide for the New Year

Traditionally, the dark times—winter solstice or new moons—are times to reflect,…

The Spirituality of Anger

Anger is not the most comfortable emotion to feel. It also may be the most abhor…

Writing to Connect to your Body

A major aspect of my practice has always been about coming home to my body. We l…

Is Downward Dog an Invention of the 20th century?

When I first started practicing yoga, I thought it was a 5000-year-old practice.…

How Your Search for Happiness is Making You Miserable

Happiness: we all want it, and we want to know how to get it. We read books abou…

The Power of Your Mistakes

We are living in a time of more choice than ever before. Not only can we order p…

The Real Secret of Yoga (Isn’t the Yoga)

Often when we hear the word “yoga,” we think of static physical postures like Do…

Stop Opening Your Hips: Yoga for SI Joint Pain

I’ve been dealing with pain right between my sacrum and my pelvis at the joint w…

The Wisdom of Uncertainty

One of the best things about yoga, for me, has been learning to tap into the wis…

Foreboding Joy

“The best thing about yoga,” a teacher of mine used to say, “is that it makes yo…

In Defense of Hands-On Adjustments

Hands on adjustments are a relatively common but also quite controversial aspect…

The Goddess of Vulnerability: Bherunda Nitya

If you look up at the moon on the fourth night from now, you’ll see a beautiful …

The Spirituality of Desire

In many religious traditions, desire, especially sexual desire, is best to be av…

The Special Place: The Meaning of Vinyasa

My dad has a special way he likes to order when we are out at a restaurant. Firs…

How to Be a Yogi and Still Read the News

It was a bad week for news. This week’s news made me feel angry, helpless, and s…

Reclaiming Your Most Valuable Resource: Your Attention

Do you know where your phone is right now? If it beeps or vibrates, will you kee…

Yoga for Allergies Part 2: The Nervous System

A few years ago, I had a very annoying skin allergy. Wherever I scratched, my sk…

Yoga for Allergies or Seasonal Colds

Allergies are really common during the spring season as trees and flowers begin …

Join yoga teacher Julie Peters on an exploration into the real life of yoga—how the philosophies and experiences of the practice can help us learn from our bodies, enrich our relationships, face our deepest shadows, and laugh at ourselves along the way. Julie is the author of the book Secrets of the Eternal Moon Phase Goddesses: Meditations on Desire, Relationships, and the Art of Being Broken (Turner Publishing). See www.jcpeters.ca for more details.

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