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Pain Awareness Month--Simple Practices to Ease Discomfort

Pain, Pain, Go Away When I was a kid, every visit to the dentist resulted in tons of new cavities in my teeth. Surprisingly, I was never afraid of the dentist. Especially, considering he didn't use novocaine when he was drilling. The nominal amount of pain I endured was "normal." It wasn't until I was […]

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Mantra Music with a Country Eastern Flavor

Nine years ago, I supported Bhakti Without Borders, an initiative that contributed to one of my favorite non-profits. Twice, I visited Food for Life Vrindavan, a school that provides schooling, food, and transportation to poor girls in India. Knowing the mission and scope of the organization, I talked to my yoga students about the project […]

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Your Choices Matter

Your Choices Matter That’s the title of one of the chapters in “From the Boxing Ring to the Ashram: Wisdom for Mind, Body and Spirit.” My self-help book features time-honored wisdom, with simple steps to living life to its fullest, from 12 of my teachers on four continents. One is Chaitanya Charan Das, a Vaishnav […]

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Gutsy Yoga

Who has frequent belly aches, bloating or gas, or irregular bowel movements? It’s ok to admit it because digestive disorders are widespread. I was diagnosed when I was a young kid. For more than 50 years I’ve calmed my belly aches through diet, meditation, breathwork, and bodywork.  More than ten years ago, during my yoga […]

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Lessons from my Gurus: First Love Yourself

“Love is inherent within everyone. It is our essence.” — His Holiness Radhanath Swami And that includes self-love, which for many, isn’t that easy. That’s why I created my First Love Yourself (FLY) workshops many years ago. This week, I head to Reston, Virginia to share my signature session with fellow certified yoga therapists from […]

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Active Peace Yoga at Bhakti Fest

Reginald Hubbard is on the 2023 Bhakti Fest agenda. We met years ago. Reggie was a big wig for an even bigger wig. I managed media relations for a major national civil rights convention attracting 10,000 people. In 2022, I found Reggie at an online yoga retreat, and my respect for him soared. Working in […]

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International Day of Yoga Book Launch

June 21 is the longest day of the year. Since 2015, International Day of Yoga is on this date. Both of those are important to me. But, June 21, 2023, will be unforgettable for me. My book launch coincides with this date, and I will offer FREE e-books. Although I contributed to two published books […]

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The Woodstock for Yogis Returns to Joshua Tree

  Bhakti Fest is my favorite place for top-notch, round-the-clock yoga, kirtan, and satsang (spiritual discussions). The festival has been a mainstay in my travel schedule for more than ten years. However, COVID prompted a hiatus that was longer than my liking. Fortunately, Bhakti Fest returns to Joshua Tree, California, September 15 through 17, 2023. […]

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The Convergence of Science and Spirituality

“Both science and spirituality are exploring the nature of reality. The key difference between science and spirituality is their domain of inquiry, and consciousness is the playground in which thoughts come and go,” says Chaitanya Charan Das. Also known as the Spiritual Scientist, Chaitanya studied engineering at the top schools in India. He attributes his […]

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Free Yourself from Fear

When I was a kid, I was afraid of the bogeyman. He apparently enjoyed floating around my bedroom—but only when the lights were off.  In college, like many suddenly independent young adults, I was fearless. I lived in foreign lands. But, I spent more time exploring my host countries than reading textbooks. There was one […]

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Love Tips: Forget Prince Charming, Find Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Born on February 14, people refer to me as a Valentine’s Day baby. That holiday doesn’t thrill me. I prefer the Latin American celebration: el día del amor y la amistad (the day of love and friendship). Not a fan of Hallmark greeting card observances, I encourage honoring loved ones, and oneself, every day through […]

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Aprende Más Acerca del Sikhismo

Como terapeuta profesional de yoga, tengo una afinidad para las enseñanzas de la práctica kundalini la cual pueda tener resultados sanadores. Por eso, cuando enseño clases de yoga me es muy común agregar elementos del yoga estilo kundalini que se hizo popular un maestro sikh (sij). Frecuentemente, guío sesiones enteras de acuerdo a las técnicas […]

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Somehow, in the I me mine world that we live, emotional and physical well being has escaped the vast majority. The Namaste Counsel encourages simple proven practices to live a healthier and happier life. Any time. Any where. By anyone.
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