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A Vessel of the Divine

Originally posted on Blazing Light of Glory:
The ten-lesson section (L. 261-270) that Lovely Lisa and I completed last week was titled: What Is The Body? This was not a new topic to us, as The Course has discussed our physical bodies many…

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The Winds of Change: Turning Restlessness Into Growth & Transformation

We all experience times in our lives when we feel impatient and restless. I don’t necessarily mean that “cabin fever” type of restlessness, where our physical bodies have been stationary for too long and need to get moving, though it can … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Bring Balance, Harmony, & Healing to the Chakras

Chakra comes from the Sanskrit word, चक्रम् cakram,     which means wheel. The chakras are energy centers or wheels where energy, also known as prana, chi, or qi, rotates and flows. Anatomically, the chakras correspond to the locations of major … Continue reading

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Aum (Om): The Song of the Cosmos and Celestial Harmony

Aum (Om) isn’t just a chant that yoga instructors use to open                                             and close a yoga class. It … Continue reading

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Feng Shui and the Way of Vastu: The Energy of Space

In preparation for the Summer Solstice and the new stage that my life is embarking on, I decided to deep clean, clear out, and re-arrange my space. In my old home that I had for nearly 10 years, I had completely … Continue reading

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The Fifteenth Nakshatra: Swati

The fifteenth of the 27 Nakshatras is Swati which spans from 6°40′ to 20°00′ in Libra/Tula in the Sidereal Zodiac. Swati, स्वाति, is the Sanskrit name for the star Arcturus, one of the brightest stars in the sky in the constellation Boötes, the herdsman. The symbol for Swati is coral, a … Continue reading

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The Five Koshas

In the last post on the 12th Nakshatra, I briefly mentioned the Koshas of Vendanta and Yoga philosophy, which reminded me that I had prepped to write about them quite some time ago. Kosha, कोश, means cup, vessel, bucket, or covering. … Continue reading

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The Fifth Limb of Yoga: Pratyahara

The fifth limb of the eight limbs of yoga is Pratyahara.                                                      Pratyahara is most … Continue reading

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The Rashi of Kumbha (Sign of Aquarius)

According to the Sidereal Zodiac, the Sun is now making its                                         journey through the sign of Aquarius, the eleventh sign … Continue reading

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The Fourth Limb of Yoga: Pranayama

The fourth limb of yoga is Pranayama. Etymologically                                             Pranayama can be broken down in two ways: pran (breathe/breathing) + ayam (expansion), … Continue reading

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