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Meditation: Create CalmMeditation is a focusing of the mind on a single object with the goal of creating the cessation of all thought. The techniques of meditation are simple and easy to learn, but the ability to keep the mind focused takes time, patience and practice.
Pranayama: Yogic BreathingPranayamas are breathing exercises developed by the ancient yogis for purification and to cultivate “life force energy.”
Yoga 101: the BasicsThroughout the long history of yoga a vast collection of spiritual techniques and practices aimed at integrating mind, body and spirit have been developed. What is normally thought of as “yoga” in the West is really Hatha Yoga, one of the many paths of yoga.
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- “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ⏤ Buddha
- “Within each experience of pain or negativity is the opportunity to challenge the perception that lies behind it and to choose to learn with wisdom.” ⏤ Gary Zukov
- “The postures are only the "skin" of yoga. Hidden behind them are the "flesh and blood" of breath control and mental techniques that are still more difficult to learn, as well as moral practices that require a lifetime of consistent application and that correspond to the skeletal structure of the body.” ⏤ Georg Feuerstein
- “Rid your body of its impurities, let your speech be true and sweet, feel friendship for the world, and with humility seek wealth and knowledge.” ⏤ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya
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