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HAPPY HOUR

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Making the Most of Spring Forward's Extra Hour This week's one hour leap forward on the clock gifts us all one precious extra hour of daylight at the finish of our day.  How will you spend it?  "I believe that water is the only drink for a wise man,"  once declared Henry David Thoreau.  Perhaps now is the time to put Mr. Thoreau's wisdom to the test?  Trade in the walking or running shoes for some paddles or a sail and head for a local boathouse after punching out?  In the coming weeks, many … [Read more...]

BEYOND CHATURANGA

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Well Healed in Newbury... When the husband and wife team of Beth and Mike Houlihan began mapping out a new home for their beloved Roots to Wings Yoga and Healing, they sought to build upon their longstanding commitment to "creating sacred and transformative space where folks could gather and connect safely in the pursuit of embracing their truest selves".  Yoga would be at the forefront of course, but they also wanted to build an oasis of consciousness and healing in support of other … [Read more...]

ESCAPE FOR THE DAY…

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SINGLE DAY RETREATS JUST NORTH OF THE CITY Just a short drive north of Boston tucked just off of a winding road tranquilly sits the Insight Meditiation Center of Newburyport.  Insight meditation or Vipassana is based on an ancient Buddhist Meditation tradition that is very much relevant today and experiencing tremendous popularity here in the west. The center’s schedule is brimming with programming designed to support steadying the mind, opening the heart, seeing clearly and moving forward … [Read more...]

ALTAR EGO, ACTIVEWEAR THAT TELLS “YOUR STORY”

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Yoga apparel company opens first retail store in the Boston area... “We believe in women. We believe today’s women not only represent external beauty, but also inner strength, creativity, intelligence and compassion. We believe in the men who love them. The men who understand the value of truth, integrity and humility. In the same way art is open to interpretation, we believe each person uniquely symbolizes his or her own truths.”  Sporting a  mission to “create innovative activewear that … [Read more...]

Define Your Bliss

The state of Bliss as we define it is a dynamic state or phenomenon. How do we know this? Years of experimentation, following paths, finding teachers, working at it and surrendering into it. People do not get to a state of Bliss and just stay there, particularly in busy urban areas in which many of us choose to live. Daily practice is the key to maintaining the dynamic state of balance that involves frequently correcting and adjusting. The purpose of the work at Find Bliss is to be able to … [Read more...]

Create an uplifting work space

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Decorate your office with natural and inspiring objects to stimulate the senses and increase happiness, energy, and productivity at work. Imagine working in a space that is filled with natural light and nature, which comes with a sense of quiet but isn't isolated from your workmates. It would make for a pretty uplifting environment, right? Unfortunately, many of us aren’t at liberty to create the ideal work space, and getting the job done in cramped cubicles is all too common. Furthermore, … [Read more...]

Chopra Center: Primordial Sound Meditation

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Deepak Chopra created Primordial Sound Meditation in the tradition of Transcendental Meditation (TM), originated by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Both use the repetition of mantra to alter one’s consciousness and reach a state of restful awareness. Usually a mantra is given directly by a guru. With Maharishi’s permission, Dr. Chopra and his partner, the late Dr. David Simon, developed a way of ascertaining an individual’s mantra according to the time and date of their birth. Essentially, your personal … [Read more...]

Vipassana Walking Meditation

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Vipassana is a meditation technique that focuses on the deep connection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to physical sensation. This style traces directly to the way the Buddha himself practiced, and although non-sectarian, it is common to all Buddhist traditions. What we commonly call Mindfulness Meditation is rooted in Vipassana. Most people think of meditation as sitting quietly, but traditional Buddhist teachings identify four meditation … [Read more...]

Exercises to Refresh During Your Workday

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You may know this one: It’s 3pm, and the energy that’s kept you humming all morning is long gone...and so is the lunch you ate (probably at your desk) a couple of hours ago. You feel a lag in brain power, and head to the vending machine or corner café for a pick-me-up. Does this sound familiar? Thankfully, there are healthier ways to power up and reset. By Daisy Swan We are a busy bunch of workaholics. We work hard, juggle a lot, and find ourselves handicapped by omnipresent technology. … [Read more...]

Clear the Mind: Discussing Relationships with Carrie Hurchinson, PhD

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Remove the false thoughts that block relationships.  by Carrie Hutchinson, PhD Inside each unique human brain exist complex building blocks of ideas, sometimes referred to as “mansions of thoughts.” Like any home, the mental mansion can fall victim to years of neglect, calling for a major cleaning. Schemata are the webs of interconnected ideas that you learn from experiencing the world and are sprawled across your mental mansion. These webs, while useful some of the time, can impede our … [Read more...]

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