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Article photo: Angie Barnes Photography
 
 
"If my body is made primarily of water and animated by the breath, is it possible to call the water in the body “mine” and the air outside of my lungs “the world”?...I notice that the body can’t be separated from the natural world except in my imagination...I move the body and I’m moving a corner of the world...”  ~ Michael Stone

We need water. 
As much as 78% of the human body is water. This same water cycles through absorption and evaporation to the air around us, the clouds, and is rained down into the oceans. In this way, our bodies are directly connected the entire world. 
The following meditation is a invocation of healing for your physical body and the body of Mother Earth. 
 
 
Thank you!! to everyone who wished me a Happy Soulrise Day today. 
As a gift to you, I have uploaded my Birthday Meditation for you to use on your own Soulrise Day...
 or ANY DAY as a celebration of your life. Happy Birthday!!  
 
 
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 R.R. Shakti                     
"Indian wisdom is the profoundest which exists...
The further we get, the more closely do we approach the views of the Indians. Psychological research confirms, step by step, the assertions contained...within the old Indian science of the soul" 
(Keyserling, quoted in The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga xix).

In 2008, it was reported that, “Americans spend 5.7 billion dollars each year on yoga classes and products” (Macy). Today, there is every reason to speculate a continued increase in yoga’s national popularity. Since its arrival to the United States in the mid 19th century, yoga has achieved a level of accessibility and commercialization to be called a big business. Yoga classes are as diverse as the people who teach them and cater to an expanding set of needs and interests, from weight loss to stress reduction. Many American yogis are delving deeper into the origins of Yoga—mythology, philosophy and theory—to experience a realization of the Self [1].

Yoga, which literally means ‘yoking’ (Eliade 9), suggests the union of all that is considered as separate, other, or disjointed, into one. In its purest essence, Yoga explores the relationship of the finite to the Infinite. It aims to marry the psyche and the body, the spiritual with the physical. In the words of psychologist, C. G. Jung: It offers “connection between the specific nature of the non-ego and the conscious ego” to produce “the light of a higher suprapersonal consciousness” (“Kundalini Yoga” xxiii)...


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Don’t miss out on a truly magical and authentic yoga festival in Telluride this July 9-12, 2015

The 8th Annual Telluride Yoga Festival is a 4-day event featuring over 100 offerings including yoga, meditation, music, hiking, dining, social gatherings and more.  Intimate workshops are held throughout the towns of Telluride & Mountain Village in eclectic and historic venues with stunning views of the majestic mountains surrounding the Telluride area…making it a unique and special gathering unlike any other.  

There will be over 40 Presenters this year include Sianna Sherman, Tias Little, Christina Sell, Peter Sterios, Micheline Berry, Gina Caputo and R.R. Shakti! 

For details or to purchase passes, go to www.tellurideyogafestival.com.