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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
Traci Childress
After travelling to study Iyengar Yoga in Pune, India, Omega’s Being Yoga Conference lead developer, Traci Childress, discovered that yoga’s roots are ultimately deep within each of us. I drag my suitcase through the Mumbai airport, surprised at the ease with which I negotiate the crowded hall. When I arrived in India a month ago, the crowds made me breathless. Despite the fact that it’s not yet sunrise, the air in the building is thick with heat and humidity held over from the days prior. More
Boomer Yoga
Taking Charge of Change
When Beryl Bender Birch received a serious medical diagnosis, she was in denial. “I’m Beryl Bender Birch, I don’t do ‘hip replacements,’ much less osteoarthritis,” she said. Then an “aha” moment led her back to the practices that would help her heal. More
Mark Whitwell
After a long search, Mark Whitwell discovered that the truth he was seeking could not be found, because he never lost it.  More
Sharon Gannon
You, yes you, can be a yoga activist. Sharon Gannon shows you that true societal change begins by going within. More
In this excerpt from Yoga With Weights for Dummies, author Sherri Baptiste explains what yoga with weights is all about and how it can help you improve your health and well-being. Everyone can benefit from yoga-with-weights exercises. No matter how flexible you are, how old or young you are, whether you’re a paragon of good health or you’re just starting down the road to a healthier, happier lifestyle, yoga with weights can help. More
Pay Your Bills With Pleasure
Using Gratitude to Shift Awareness
A friend of mine, Hilde, an exceedingly successful small-business owner, scolded me when I whined about the time it took to write checks for bills. I expressed how I despised doing that chore from the aspect of both time and the resulting reduction in my bank balance. She explained her way of paying bills. More
An alignment of the Uranus-Pluto square, combined with Pluto in Capricorn, can be a time full of new surprises and unexpected events. The key, says Eric Francis, is to practice deep self-awareness and find the courage to stay awake and not go back to sleep. For this month's horoscopes, see Planet Waves Horoscopes: July 2012. More

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