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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
A Call to Awakening and Action
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 the courage to stay awake and not go back to sleep. For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see July 2012: A Call To Awakening and Action. More
Hank Wesselman
According to anthropologist and shaman Hank Wesselman, it is not enough to suppress the effects of illness with medication. For true healing to occur, the causes of the illness must be addressed. More
Nora Ephron
And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
Nora Ephron (1941–2012), New York Times bestselling author, was a journalist, novelist and screenwriter with a knack for writing about life and love with grace and humor. More
Norman Fischer
Practice isn’t the way to cope with or overcome impermanence. It is the way to fully appreciate and live it, says Norman Fischer. More

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