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Mudra Medicine by Tina Spogli

As I’m about to embark on my second Reiki training {energy healing through the hands}, I’m feeling especially in tune with the healing power that comes from intentional movement of the hands. Movement is medicine for creating change, and just as we move our bodies in our physical asana practice to unlock healing energy, we […]

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Setting Intentions with the Kubera Mudra by Adriana Feliciana

Mudras are a conscious way of holding the arms and hands in order to express meaning. We often use a mudra at the beginning of our Practice to effectively engage and influence our body and mind. Wayne Dyer says, “Live every day with intention,” and I have found that defining my intentions before setting off […]

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The Divine Mother by Genevieve McClendon

“Among the trillion mysteries of the cosmos, the most phenomenal is light.” -Yogananda Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe in Divine white light? Do you believe there is a life force existing within and around us at all times that is beyond the understanding of our naked eye?  I have a real life […]

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Recognizing the Mother by Alex Crow

It has been said that we came from the waters. As the story goes, all life was once a seed planted in the womb of Earth’s oceans.  I feel this to be true in my bones when I’m close to the ocean shoreline.  Maybe it’s just in my Mediterranean blood line, or perhaps it is […]

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We Are All Made of Sacred Sound by Genevieve McClendon

“I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts.  Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart, like my blood.  It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene.” -Ray Charles We are all made of sacred sound.  Each one of us living our own unique […]

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The Intuitive Ear by Adriana Feliciana

The practice of Nada Yoga…a time to celebrate the beauty of sound. It makes sense that the first organ developed in the fetus is the ear when you think about sound being the first thing that was made when the Universe was created. When my children were little, I quickly learned to hone in on […]

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Two Trips to the Lake by Josh Ehrenreich

Recently I went camping in Los Padres National Forest. I had never been and was awestruck by the range of natural beauty it offered. From amazing views gained by mountain hikes to rock hopping along the river bank, it was a great weekend getting back to nature. And birds. So so many birds. Each morning I […]

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The Art of Meditation by Tina Spogli

Atha yoganushasanam, Now begins the study of yoga (Patanjali, Sutra 1:1). Please begin in a comfortable seat, crossing the ankles and sitting up nice and tall. Bring your palms face down on your knees, letting there be a soft bend in the elbows so that they drop right below the shoulders. Close the physical eyes. […]

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Awareness Before Control by Josh Ehrenreich

The practice of Pranayama allows us to become more skilled at controlling our breath, but before control comes awareness. I had a wonderful opportunity to practice this recently. A couple weeks ago I participated in my first race. The day before I had some early pre-race jitters and thought it would be a great opportunity to observe […]

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The Yoga of the Breath by Jasmine Tarkeshi

This week’s blog post is an Excerpt from Lotus SF Founder, Jasmine Tarkeshi’s New Book: Yoga Mind and Body Handbook-Easy Poses, Guided Meditations: Perfect Peace Wherever You Are. Now available at the Lotus! Join Jasmine for a Class, reading, signing and celebration on Friday, April 14th at 5:30! “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that […]

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