Yoga

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Yoga for the Christmas Blues

Elvis sang about having a Blue Christmas, but his twangy tune is a far cry from the Christmas Blues. There isn’t a single cause for the Christmas Blues, or the feeling of sadness that can accompany the end-of-the-year holidays. We’re constantly slammed with reminders to be merry, grateful, joyful, and other positive sentiments. The reality …

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Achieving Vishuddha Health

The throat chakra, or vishuddha, is associated with how we express ourselves. Sometimes through our voice–literally and figuratively–but also in allowing us to present ourselves with authenticity and honesty. The location is, of course, the neck, and the color associated with it is turquoise. Throat is an area in which I have a lot of …

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Opening the Heart Chakra

Anahata refers to the heart chakra, but is more accurately translated as “unstruck, unhurt, unbeaten.” Located in the center of the chest, it’s obvious why this is the home of our generosity, forgiveness and compassion. It’s the beginning of our higher selves, as well, at least in comparison to the lower chakras (root, sacral, and …

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Sacral Chakra Alignment

Svadhisthana, or the sacral chakra, is home to our creative, emotional, and sexual well-being. When it’s out of alignment, we tend to feel imbalanced in those areas (either under- or over-active can indicate some level of misalignment). When your sacral chakra alignment is correct — neither deficient or excessive — you’ll feel emotionally grounded, sexually …

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