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In September, after the turbulence of the past seven months, Eric Francis suggests that you strike a balance between easing off and easing into some real accomplishments. Set your agenda carefully, and make sure you include your most significant goals. Explore the effects of Virgo and Chiron in your life. For this month's horoscopes, see Planet Waves Horoscopes: September 2012. More
In this excerpt from Yoga With Weights for Dummies, author Sherri Baptiste provides tips on how to master posture alignment techniques for yoga with weights. They're great tips for a yoga practice without weights, too. More
In this excerpt from Yoga With Weights for Dummies, author Sherri Baptiste takes a look at some of the reasons you might explore to decide whether yoga with weights is right for you. You Haven’t Studied Yoga More
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The Place Where Eastern and Western Thought Meet
Mark Epstein reveals why the standard therapeutic approach of going more deeply into your problems can lead to a kind of sober honesty and humility, while adding a mindfulness practice will help you connect to your spirit, move away from your problems, and understand your authentic self—all necessary for healing and recovery. More
Sharon Salzberg
Many of us are taught to see nonaggression as passivity, weakness, or delusional. But compassion, according to Sharon Salzberg, does not imply ducking our responsibilities or shirking our power. Compassion, instead, is a potent tool for transformation. More
Robert Moss
The Shaman's Diagnosis of Our Existential Complaints
Are you feeling exhausted, lethargic, or disconnected from life? According to ancient shamans, these are common symptoms of soul loss. Robert Moss identifies five types of soul loss and points the way to soul recovery. More
Geneen Roth
Geneen Roth reminds us to give thanks to the body we’re in right now. People usually come to my workshops because they want to lose weight. They want to stop suffering. They want to be happy. I talk to them about trusting themselves and about listening to their bodies. Once you do that, I say, everything—your relationship with food, yourself, your body—tends to fall into place.

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Mercury Direct, Nessus & Your Cue to Be One
This month, the sky starts to open up and the energy flows more freely. Mercury stations direct on August 8. And since it's been retrograde since July 14, says Eric Francis, we can all breathe a little bit easier for a stretch. It’s also a great time to tackle big projects. For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see August 2012: Mercury Direct, Nessus, & Your Cue to Be One. More
Yoga Body, Buddha Mind
In a life-threatening moment, Cyndi Lee's yoga practices came to her rescue. More
Peter Sterios didn’t think there was much beyond family, school, and competitive sports when he stumbled upon his first yoga class. His discovery? Yoga finds you right where you are, no previous enlightening experiences required. More

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