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#OrganicFestival

#OrganicFestival

The great organic debate. Many people are still under the impression that the organic food movement is ‘nothing but a big scam’. This is, in part, due to the massive amounts of false and misleading information pumped into the public domain, coupled with the lack of personal responsibility each individual is willing to take towards … Continue reading

Presence Through Pain

Presence Through Pain

Physical pain is something we all deal with from time to time and can not only interfere with our daily activities, but can also keep us from reflecting inward and finding peace and relaxation; for some, physical pain is a chronic, daily reality that can be overwhelmingly difficult to deal with. As some of you already … Continue reading

Being Mindful of Posture

Being Mindful of Posture

Poor posture is one of the leading causes of daily aches, pains, and lack of energy for many people. For those of us who work at a desk and/or in front of a computer all day, we can get used to keeping our bodies in awful positions for extended periods of time. The spine and … Continue reading

Bodhidharma, the Shaolin Arts, and Hatha Yoga’s Pawanmuktasana Series 1: Foundations of Practice

Bodhidharma, the Shaolin Arts, and Hatha Yoga’s Pawanmuktasana Series 1: Foundations of Practice

When I practice qigong forms from the ‘Eighteen Lohan Hands’ or ‘Sinew Metamorphosis’ sets, I am literally participating in a powerful art form passed from Bodhidharma himself to the monks at Shaolin Monastery, to strengthen and prepare them for pursuing the path of enlightenment. That’s a pretty profound feeling. As an interesting correlation for my … Continue reading