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Kelly’s Journey – October 2014

October 13, 2014 by

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For three plus years I resisted meditation.  I thought it was crazy that someone could sit and breathe and it would have any effect.  I tried a few times, started a few 21 or 40 day sessions but quit after a few days because this “zen” feeling I waited for never happened.  I was right, […]

Mind/Body Perspective: Simple Meditation

July 17, 2011 by

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Simple Meditation: Sit comfortably in an upright but relaxed position. Close your eyes and bring your attention to your nostrils. As you breathe notice the subtle sensation of cool air passing into, and warm air passing out of, your nose. Without manipulating the breath, simply notice the sensation. Maintain your attention to every breath. Staying […]

Body/Mind Perspective: Downward Dog

June 15, 2010 by

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Samantha Ray Downward Dog Adho Mukha Svanasana The benefits of Downward Dog include : * Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression * Energizes the body * Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands * Strengthens the arms and legs * Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause * Helps prevent osteoporosis […]