By Laura Araujo

July 17, 2021

If you are one of the 27 million people in the United States who practice Yoga, it is almost certain that you have performed a Surya Namaskar or two! This rhythmic, breath-focused moving meditation serves as more than just a workout but is also an homage to the sun. It’s an excellent way for beginners to introduce themselves to an alternative style of meditation through the synchronicity of breath and body to help soothe and quiet the mind.

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By Rebecca Capps, LMFT

July 7, 2021

Painful life events and struggles are inevitable. They are part of the human experience. However, the interpretation or meaning that you give these painful experiences, and how you choose to cope (or not) with your emotions, is what will ultimately dictate your experience. If you choose to numb your pain, you miss the wisdom and resilience it can offer you. But, if you do, know that there is nothing wrong with you. Ultimately, confronting your hurt (instead of numbing yourself to it) involves shifting the attitude that you choose to cultivate. While you cannot change the past, you can undoubtedly change your response to it. 

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By Aretha Moller-Roth

July 3, 2021

From the moment we are born we long for touch. As the first of the five senses we develop, it plays a critical role in how we process sensations and stimuli into neural signals. When our bodies are deprived of that touch, a cascade of negative physiological and psychological effects take place in our bodies. This phenomenon, known as touch starvation, has become a significant issue for many as the global pandemic surges on — but practices such as Abhyanga can help even if you’re alone.

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