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YogaTalk is a space for guest posts. Yoginis, yogis, teachers and other like-minded, lovely humans are welcome to contribute. This is yours to share your thoughts, and wares of interest to the community. Please enjoy and use respectfully.

Forgiveness – by Justina Frost

Finding forgiveness, forgoing fear  This year, for many of us, forced or willingly, we’ve had to spend way more time than is usual, or often is comfortable, sitting with ourselves and our own internal dialogue. I observed in physical lockdown [that] I went into a mental lockdown. Inside my own head for extended periods, with…
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Teaching Yoga In Prison – by Kirsty Woodward

Hi, I’m Kirsty, a Kiwi yoga student and teacher at Pura Aura Yoga. I thought I would share my experiences teaching yoga in prison, perhaps to inspire other teachers to volunteer or simply shed some light how yoga can be practiced by anyone, anywhere. Questions and Answers by me! How did you get involved?​ The…
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Manage Your Social Media, Or It Will Manage You – by Faye Lawand

What do I mean by this? Recently I hosted some Facebook Live sessions discussing exactly this concept (also, it is not lost on me that the very thing promoting this message is a social media platform – however my call to you is to view the platform as a tool to connect and stay informed…
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My Vow to Mental Health – by Louise Collins

Fourteen-years-old, sweaty palms with my heart racing, the ultimate feeling of dread had happened. It was Biology class and I was asked to stand up and read a paragraph out of my workbook. I cleared my constricted throat and started to speak with a lisp, thanks to my new full-on metal braces. Reading through the…
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Sannyasi Shivani Howe

Anahata Yoga Retreat is excited to announce that Sannyasi Shivani Howe, Karma Sannyasin, co-founder and Spiritual Director of Ishtadev Niwas Ashram (Canada) will be leading a full weekend retreat at Anahata Yoga Retreat from February 21-23rd, 2020 entitled THE NATURE OF KARMA AND BEYOND– Understand Your Karmas, Change Your Life. In addition, Sn Shivani will…
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Jin Shin Jyutsu – by Julia Gundermann

Our state of health is the integration of the energetic body with the physical body. Welcome to Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) Physio-Philosophy ® – an ancient Japanese healing art of harmonizing body, mind, emotions and spirit through gentle touch. Imagine a traffic incident on the motorway. At first it appears that only the cars immediately…
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Yoga For Seniors – by Michelle Keenan

I’ll be perfectly honest with you here – when I was first asked, eight years ago, to run an exercise or stretch class at a rest home once a week, I didn’t really do a lot of prep for it. I pretty much thought it’d be a piece of cake. I’d run a gentle yoga…
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Creating A Peaceful World – by Maren Lander

In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that we find our inner peace in order to project outer peace. Peaceful minds lead to peaceful speech and peaceful action. Everything is interconnected in the web of life and so are the minds of all living beings. Each being has a transmitting as well…
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