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Why we chant OM in a Yoga class

The Question of OM AUM Spiritual traditions from all over the world have grappled with this question, and have recognized the profound role of the Divine Word as the origins, the beginning, of the universe. If at first there was nothing, the very first thing was a sound vibration, and from there everything sprang into…

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Breaking the Attraction of Pain How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? How do we take control of our own healing journey? How do we break the cycle of chronic pain? Breaking the Attraction of Pain, offers you the new scientific research showing the power of our minds and feelings, and how they…

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Yoga

Yoga is for everyone ….journeying towards living an awakened and joyful life Yoga is not just a physical practice…..it offers the pathway to health, happiness and compassion. Yoga is about awakening to a higher intelligence and finding your way back to your true essence. It allows us to shed the restriction of the ego and to let…

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Our food is killing us!

Last night on French news they announced that a recent study found that eating non organic food increased our risks of getting breast cancer by 34 percent! This is completely unacceptable. But the costs for organic producers are higher than the chemically laden ones, and this is reflected in the price that we must pay. So,…

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Are your favourite cosmetics killing you?

The average person uses 9 different personal care products a day that contain a huge 126 different ingredients.   While the list of hormone-disrupting chemicals in cosmetics is long, here’s a great trick to quickly weed out products that likely contain endocrine-disrupting phthalates. Look on the ingredients list. If you see “fragrance” or “parfum,” avoid it.…

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Heal the Gut Pickled Onions

Boost your gut health with this delicious fermented pickled onions recipe. The word “pickling” is often used interchangeably with the word “fermenting” but for the most part pickling refers to preserving foods in an acidic medium at a high temperature  which destroys the enzymes and probiotics. So I prefer to use a method of lacto-fermentation…

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Happy Healthy Gut

Happy Healthy Gut Our guts have 100 trillion bacteria, most of them  “good” bacteria. Unfortunately, those good bacteria are starving due to antibiotic use; wide spread pesticide use, antimicrobial cleaners; and our reliance on fast-food, simple carbohydrates and saturated fats, instead of adequate plant-based fibre. As more and more scientific studies are being released daily,…

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7 Foods That Fight Inflammation and Chronic Pain

Fight inflammation and Chronic Pain We know that inflammation is bad, something associated with aches, pains, and stiffness. We also know that if left unchecked it will lead to chronic pain and disease…..but there’s more to the story. In fact, inflammation is natural and necessary for healing and preventing illness. The trouble is, in today’s…

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Meat Causes Inflammation and Pain in the Body

Meat causes inflammation, pain and aging. – Actor George Burns said that “you can’t stop getting older, but you don’t have to get old.” Considering he lived to be 100 and was active until just before his death, his words have more impact than most. The scientific pursuit of understanding aging is robust, and significant…

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Cut Down on Stress with Yoga, Meditation, and Better Sleep

Cut Down on Stress with Yoga, Meditation, and Better Sleep We could all do with a little less stress in our life. While there isn’t much that we can do about the things that cause us stress, there are ways to make it so that those stressors don’t affect us as negatively. The best ways…

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Mushrooms to reduce breast cancer

Mushrooms for cancer? Mushrooms having stunning powers to help prevent and fight breast cancer and other types of cancer. See what types of mushrooms you should be eating including a delicious, plant-based recipe for mushroom soup. The ancient Egyptians believed eating mushrooms brought long life. While their scientific method was not entirely sound by modern standards, scientists…

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Whole Body Awareness Yoga WBAY

My goal and vision is to help people regain their trust in their body’s innate ability to self heal. Our bodies are speaking to us all the time, trying to tell us what they need, in a Whole Body Awareness Yoga (WBAY) we develop the tools to start listening to those needs. The body actually demands…

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