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Yoga Blocks Rule! Why We Donated 40 Blocks for Liberation Recovery Yoga

The best phrase I have heard about yoga blocks is “they bring the floor to you.” And, rather than some lesser expression of the yoga pose, the blocks can actually allow us greater freedom to find our grounding points in a pose, and then feel secure in blossoming into the pose. Blocks are commonly used
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Many Addictions Are Hidden, Eating Disorders Edition

The fact that many, many addictions are hidden ¬†including eating disorders – is not a surprise to anyone.¬†For some, even characterizing a habit or propensity as an “addiction” feels shaming and limiting. And yet, people do suffer in silence, and struggle in silence. And, living life fully is hampered by these conditions. So, that’s a
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Slowing Aging through Yoga & Meditation

We are in the next wave of the scientific “discovery” of the benefits of yoga and meditation. It’s helpful to keep up with this research, as it can act as motivation to turn one’s mind toward incorporating these ancient practices in our regular routines (and by nature of making that choice, NOT choosing other activities
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The Power of Quiet in Addiction Recovery

It comes as no surprise that our society values extroverts — those who are comfortable in conversation, dare I say performance; ease social situations; are humorous; and keep things flowing. However, a third or more of us (USA) are introverts. I wonder if that percentage is even higher among those with addiction issues? No studies
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Our Greater Self

The transformation of the celebration of Thanksgiving is present in many places, and it is so heartening. Thousands of #thankful and #gratefulfor messages fill the social media airwaves. This holiday has always been about celebrating thankfulness, but our frame has now shifted to a larger consideration. We are invited to think beyond family and friends,
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Unwind Be Kind

From time to time, inspiration emerges from chaos, with insight for those seeking recovery from life’s harmful habits. While searching for a way to re-engage with the chaos called Twitter (about which anyone who is awake in 2017 might feel trepidation), I stumbled across this lovely Twitter name: @unwindbekind. I immediately adopted it for the
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Support Recovery for All

Finding our way out of the crisis of addiction takes effort at all levels of the system. While federal and state dollars are applied for broad programs and agency support, those funds are virtually inaccessible to those providing direct service using holistic methods like yoga and mindfulness. And yet, each week we find more evidence
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Yoga & Mindfulness part of Kaiser Permanente’s detox process

See the full story here. Kaiser in California is blazing the path for painkiller alternatives – acupuncture, yoga, and meditation. And it’s covered by their insurance plan. A patient is profiled in the story, and she has been able to radically reduce her dosage of pain killers based on these alternative approaches. This story is
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