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Health Benefits of Camel Pose – Ushtrasana

USHTRASANA – CAMEL POSE Camel Pose is the posture that most people experience intense bodily reactions such as fear/anxiety, dizziness or nausea. The Sanskrit name Ushtrasana is a combination of ‘ustra’ (meaning Camel) and ‘asana’ (meaning Posture). The benefits of this posture are enormous and just being present and conscious ...

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How Recovering People Pleasers Can Discover What They Really Want

“When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you’re not saying ‘no’ to yourself.” ~Paulo Coelho People-pleasers regularly subvert their own needs for the needs of others. We spend years saying “yes” when we mean “no,” signing up for commitments we’d rather avoid, and occupying our minds with others’ desires. ...

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How to Get Past Doubt and Do What You Really Want to Do

“Doubt everything. Find your own light.” ~The Buddha As far back as I can remember, I’ve allowed my life to be shaped by external forces. On the outside, it appeared like I was just another carefree soul, living in the moment and going through life like a leaf on the wind. ...

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How I Learned to Like and Trust Myself Again (and How You Can Too)

“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.” ~Jerry Corsten Useless. Hopeless. Broken. This was how I saw myself. I didn’t completely loathe myself, but I didn’t like myself either. At best, I tolerated myself. I felt I ...

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One of Those Days? How to Deal When Everything Irritates You

“Be proactive not reactive, for an apparently insignificant issue ignored today can spawn tomorrow’s catastrophe.” ~Ken Poirot  Do you ever have one of those mornings where the battle against annoying minutiae begins before you’re even truly awake? One of those days where you feel the illusion of control fully slipping ...

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The Key to Acceptance: Understand That Everything Changes With Time

“If you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.” ~Byron Katie I love this quote. Ironic, really, because when I first read it I was furious—furious with my reality and anyone who encouraged me to accept it. In my mind to accept chronic illness was to ...

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Why Highly Sensitive People Make Amazing Life Partners

“Our relationships are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.” ~Iyanla Vanzant Looking back at my life I see that all of my romantic relationships up until now suffered because I did not recognize or value my sensitivity. For much of my life I thought there was something ...

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What Your “Negative” Emotions Are Trying to Tell You

“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.” ~Billy Cox It might sound like a senseless paradox to say that the “bad” or “dark” things about you are actually your “light” or “positive” qualities. However, this isn’t just a ...

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How I Went From the Pain of People-Pleasing to the Freedom of Being Me

“How hurtful it can be to deny one’s own true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.” ~June Ahern Growing up I felt lost, separate, and different from everyone else in my family. After all, everyone else was a fit; they pursued the same hobbies, had ...

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YOGA THERAPY AND ITS BENEFITS

YOGA THERAPY BENEFITS Yoga is all about posture, mindfulness, movement, focus, breath, and rest. Yoga therapy is the amalgamation of these factors and a carefully tailored practice suitable for the individual. It is the art and science of applying the tools and teachings of yoga and its sister science, Ayurveda, ...

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