Embracing change

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Whenever we begin something anew that we’ve done many times before, whether a work project or a romantic relationship, there are always parts of us that are the same, and others that are different. Like the seasons we are dynamic and are always transforming, becoming someone new a little piece at a time.  Sometimes the changes are dramatic and life-altering, such …

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Teaching meditation to children

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Children benefit from yoga and meditation. While they may instinctively use the breath, mind, and body independently, the union of the three increases their ability to be patient, identify and manage emotions, and see the unique light in others. Aside from the physical benefits – increased strength, flexibility, and coordination – children are encouraged to bring attention to their breath, …

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Yoga meets Christianity

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In the heart of The South, yoga studios are few and far between, with plenty of misunderstanding on the parts of yogis and proud generations of Southerners alike.  Despite all this, a genuine practice has its place below the Mason-Dixon, where yoga culture has taken on a life of its own. Justin Linderman of Shoals Yoga Studio, located in Florence, …

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Sound healing and EFT

How does EFT work? EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique and is based on traditional Chinese medicine. It’s like an emotional version of acupuncture. You stimulate meridian points on the body by tapping on them whilst describing your physical symptoms, negative memories or emotions. This helps release the stresses or physical issues from your body’s energy system. With Inner RePatterning …

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Sublime states of meditation

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Meditation is a solitary practice. You sit alone, close your eyes and focus on your breath. It’s an important technique but to truly balance your mind there is more to it. In Buddhism, the four heavenly abodes, or sublime states, can help you find a greater happiness filled with humility, peace and empathy. Peace The first step is mindfulness or …

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