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

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Manifesting Your Desires with the Anahata Codes

Align Your Subconscious With Your Desires

The key to manifesting what you desire? ​Align your subconscious: feel it as if it is so, before it arrives. That’s both good news and bad when we consider that as humans what we think is happening, actually happens biologically. It’s our response to our environment which activates our dynamic gene expression and ultimately, what …

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Meeting Challenges with Love

  What a challenging time on our planet. I don’t even watch the news because it is so disturbing. Instead, I keep on teaching peace. I pray. I meditate. I take inspired action. I try to remain peaceful because I know that peace is the way to garner the best perspective, to create a peaceful …

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An Interview with Sri Dharma Mittra on Committing to Yoga

  Adam Frei interviews Dharma Yoga founding teacher Sri Dharma Mittra on the commitment to yoga and self-realization.    Start the day with good things Adam: For the New Year, what are your suggestions? If someone is trying hard — they make a resolution that they are going to do a certain thing: to eat …

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The Hawk and the Snake: How Spirit Communicates Through Animals

  Spirit attempts to communicate with us in a number of different ways, and it’s up to us to become better listeners, no matter how these messages come to us. One of the most accessible ways is through animals. Whenever an animal shows up in an unusual way or repeatedly in a short space of …

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Thankfulness - the Art of Living Retreat Center

Appreciative Thankfulness for the Everything of Everything

  I write this missive with a heavy heart and mind.   Many of you know that we craft our consciously prepared weekly podcast from the beaches of Malibu, California. We don’t live in the center of the ‘Bu anymore but much of my daily life is lived in this small but mighty city. Our …

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Lauren Eckstrom’s Holistic Yoga Approach

Lauren Eckstrom, an L.A. based holistic yoga and mindfulness meditation teacher, recently sat down to talk with us about getting in touch with our inner wisdom, the powerful combination of yoga and mindfulness, and how we can take these tools anywhere, from the airport to the grocery store. Lauren also sneaks in some exciting previews …

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Bringing Joy into the Body - Art of Living Retreat Center

Exploring Wisdom: Bringing Joy into the Body

Dance has always been a part of my life. After years of rigorous training, I became a performer in New York City, Washington D.C., and later Boston. For the past 26 years, I’ve also been a choreographer making dances that ask questions about our fundamental relationship with ourselves, and with our beautiful blue planet.   …

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The Feldenkrais Method - Art of Living Retreat Center

Basics of the Feldenkrais Method

  The Feldenkrais Method was named after its founder, Dr Moshe Feldenkrais. He was always interested in how we learn, how the brain works, and how the body and brain work together. This method was actually created to rehabilitate himself from his own injuries sustained as an athlete and martial artist.   Rewiring the body …

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Back Pain

In House: Healing Back Pain with the Feldenkrais Mehod

  Are you in the 80%?  80% is the alarming number of Americans who will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Besides the huge economic cost of lost work hours, medical treatment and drugs (as high as $240 billion a year!), it means there is an awful lot of unhappiness in …

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Addiction - The Art of Living Retreat Center

Exploring Wisdom: The Nature of Addiction

  When most people hear the word addiction, they think about drugs and alcohol. We have these ideas in our mind about what addicts look like and how they behave, but addiction is actually an underlying condition, and we are compelled to try to fix that condition by reaching outside of ourselves for some kind …

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