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“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spirituality

Celebrating Being Through Yoga

Wendy Swanson, the owner of Be Yoga in Charlotte, is an open-hearted yoga teacher, acupuncturist, healer, and transformational leader who uses a beautiful combination of alternative health care modalities, yoga practice, and personal development work with her students. Along with running her studio, she has been leading retreats around the world for fifteen years. She …

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Your Energy Body is Like Your Car—It Needs a Regular Oil Change

  Is your energy low? Do you feel drab despite the sun shining so brightly outside? Do you feel stuck in your head with old stories and ruminations running over and over again? Do you feel like the stress in your job or at home is somehow in your pores–and even out to the very …

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Finding Bliss with Chakras and Koshas

Many of us begin a yoga practice to improve our physical condition and relieve stress. Then the after-class euphoria becomes more and more noticeable, and we start to ask, “Why do I feel so good? What is happening within to generate this feeling of well-being?”  Val Spies shares her thoughts on the chakra and kosha systems of the yogic …

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Shifting Your Chart with Astro-Locality in Vedic Astrology

In Vedic astrology, where you are has a huge effect on who you are. Calculate your Vedic astrology chart here, and then read on for wisdom from Vedic astrologer Barry Rosen.  Many of us think that our natal charts and where we are born are very static (like a line on stone) and that we …

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What it’s Like to be a Channel: An Interview with Paul Selig

Channel Paul Selig recently sat down with Om Times’ Jill Virginia Mangino to discuss his work. Read on for his inspiring insights!In his breakthrough works of channeled literature, including I Am the Word, Paul Selig recorded an extraordinary program for personal and planetary evolution as humankind awakens to its own divine nature. These books are …

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Returning to our Innocence

I have always felt that my music speaks to the innocence in all of us. The message in my lyrics contains a simplicity that is re-iterated with every song; to remember the LOVE that we are. As we get older, and life becomes more complicated, we tend to forget the inherent love that defines and …

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Colorism, Racism, and the Color of Our Souls

Our world is becoming increasingly divisive; communicating with each other across cultures and even lifestyles has become progressively challenging. The ability to build trust and mutual rapport with people from various cultural backgrounds is imperative. How do we accomplish that when there is a continual undercurrent of color-based fear in our society bubbling beneath the …

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The Secret Life of Birthdays in Vedic Astrology

Birthdays in Vedic astrology are of special importance. Calculate your Vedic astrology chart here, and then read on for wisdom from Vedic astrologer Barry Rosen.  Its hard to hide your birthday these days with Facebook but sometimes I do feel like crawling into a hole the day before my birthday as I get ready for …

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Understanding the Sun Clock in Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology, just like the rest of Ayurveda, is connected to the cycle of the sun clock. Calculate your Vedic astrology chart here, and then read on for wisdom from Vedic astrologer Barry Rosen.  The 24 hour movement of the Sun clock sets up the cornerstones of the chart which are know as kendras in …

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Scientific Proof that Your Mind and Body are Connected

Scientific Proof that the Mind and Body are One

More recently, modern science has been discovering the same secrets that Chinese healing traditions have known for thousands of years! For example, physicists have shown that only 4% of the energy in our universe has a physical form. The other 96% is formless and invisible, yet scientists are able to measure it by the way …

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