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A Breathing Practice to Calm, Soothe, & Relax

For the last 35 years, the Art of Living has taught over 30 million people how to use breathing exercises to quiet the mind, reduce stress and make meditation easier—and Alternate Nostril Breathing is one of our favorites. In Sanskrit, Alternate Nostril Breathing is called Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, which translates to “subtle energy clearing breathing …

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Exploring Wisdom: The Role of Yoga in Addiction Recovery

  By definition, addiction is disconnection. T.S. Elliot once wrote that “Hell is the place where nothing connects.” That’s addiction. Nothing is connected. One feels separate from everything. There is no cohesion between mind, body, spirit; between self, other, and the relationship with the Divine. All of this is skewed and confused and difficult and …

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Happiness Program: Recovering From Illness & Sustaining Happiness

Patricia explains some ways the Happiness Program transformed her experience of illness. Being comfortable in the present moment brings me happiness and I just think we’re supposed to feel good. This breathing works very well for me. Also, just paying attention to what’s happening and appreciating that. Lots of appreciation and gratitude help me with …

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