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Back Pain, Yoga, and Relaxation

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A True Story About Easing Into Healing by Paul Litvin

I used to have chronic back pain. Usually it was a perpetuating nagging along my vertebrae, but after a hard day’s work my spine screamed. Like many of us, I took my aching back as a fact of life. When in bouts of pain I would rest until I got acclimated, then would return to my work – no pain, no gain….

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How To Begin Practicing Yoga

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You WANT to practice yoga but it seems like every time you consider unrolling your yoga mat, some far-off demonic inner-voice seductively whispers, “Teeee Veeee” or “Cheeeeeseeeee Caaaaake.” (Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.)

If this sounds more or less like you, read on for one simple step which will change your life for the better.

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Weight Loss Through Yoga and Meditation? No Sweat!

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A True Story About Physical and Mental Healing by Paul Litvin. Like many of us, the time I spent for my health used to be a highly condensed commodity. Every day I worked many intense hours, fulfilled obligations to my family and home, and struggled to keep up to date with the vast information delivered via internet and television. Earth’s 24 hour day would not be long enough for my busy lifestyle…

Stories from the Kumbha Mela: Coincidences

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A seemingly simple choice can be the most difficult – while constructing Sadhana Yoga Studio, we spent a considerable amount of energy and time to pick paint colors which would be at once uplifting, homely, and grounding. Orange and yellow seemed a bit nontraditional, but that’s how our guts guided us. At the conclusion of the renovation, Paul, Larisa, and Dan took a three week foray to India. While staying at an ashram in Allahahbad, they visited the nearby Nageshwar Temple. Upon their arrival and inspection of the cozy local house of prayer all doubts about paint color dissolved. We don’t believe in coincidences, do you?

Stories from the Kumbha Mela: Golden Touch

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We passed our morning journeying along the grounds of the Kumbha Mela, the world’s largest spiritual gathering. We roamed through busy bazaars with barterers bargaining for vibrant saffron dyes, mala beads, and other spiritual wares. We meandered with congregations of radiant holy men and zealous spiritual seekers. At their confluence, we offered our deference to the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and the mystical underground Saraswati. It was a morning brimming with wonder, excitement, and new experiences….