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Don’t Go to the Surgeon Yet!

Don’t Go to the Surgeon Yet!

They say that the carpenters often see nails everywhere... And when it comes to your back pain, if you go to a surgeon you are about 28 times more likely to get a surgery than if you had gone to a chiropractor (or perhaps an acupuncturist or a Yoga therapist). That...

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How Much Should I be Stretching?

How Much Should I be Stretching?

This is a question that not all do, but should know if you are going to stretch to help your body.   No need extreme flexibility: that's an exaggeration! I recommend you read this article before you read the headline: "Are you sure you need to stretch?"  ...

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With Back Pain, Should I Exercise or Rest?

With Back Pain, Should I Exercise or Rest?

(Updated 2017) Often people ask me "if I have back pain, should I exercise?” I would love to tell you that the answer is simple... In principle, if you get my emails you have probably already ruled dangerous reasons of back pain, and get access to, what I call,...

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Philosophy

How to Re-Wire Ourselves for Happiness

How to Re-Wire Ourselves for Happiness

Your boss tells you 19 things that you are doing well, but tosses in one that you could improve upon, of all 20 which one stays on your mind? The negative, of course! We would consider a person who never lies a liar if we catch them in one lie. But, we wouldn’t...

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Yogis shouldn’t watch football or boxing. Right?

Yogis shouldn’t watch football or boxing. Right?

“ I have to say I do like American football, but I don’t watch it. OK. That’s an example. I have a hard time not watching it because I do love the sport. But it’s a moral issue for me. If people are dying and becoming mentally ill from a sport, I think of it as my...

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Good Yogi, Bad Yogi: drogi, rogi, bogi and yogi

Good Yogi, Bad Yogi: drogi, rogi, bogi and yogi

I remember being in the reception area at my Yoga studio in Panama, when a woman came in complaining, demanding that we give her money back immediately. Even though she really did not have valid reasons for her complaint, we gave her money back anyway. After she left...

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Breathing and Meditation

Kundalini Energy: will it make you go crazy?

Kundalini Energy: will it make you go crazy?

"Like lions, elephants and tigers are tamed, so vital energy (prana) must be tamed. Otherwise, it can kill the practitioner." Hatha Yoga Pradipika (chapter 2, verse 15) Much has been said over the years about Kundalini energy, one of the most striking: out of control,...

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Qué es el Qi (demostración increíble!)

Qué es el Qi (demostración increíble!)

En el video de abajo, verás al Master Wong, desafiando a la ciencia con su Qi. El video salta a la segunda demostración, que es la más impresionante: https://youtu.be/mWni9PTgnBU   ¿Cómo lo hace? Master Wong usa "Chi", o "Qi". Qué es eso? Energía. Los Yogis le...

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Miscellaneous

Should Yogis Drink Coffee? PART 2

Should Yogis Drink Coffee? PART 2

I have to admit, even though I don’t have a thing for American Football, I could watch boxing. I can feel the excitement, and appreciate the skills, even gracefulness that some boxers bring to the ring.

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Should Yogis Drink Coffee? PART 2

Should Yogis Drink Coffee? PART 1

Yoga teachers get this often: “We’ll go get a cup of coffee… oh wait, do you even drink coffee? I do. But many yogis don’t. Where does this come from? Yearning for purity of body and mind are deeply entrenched in yogic traditions, so it should no surprise that...

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