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January 2013

January 2, 2013
Energy flows within us and all around us. All forms of matter vibrate with energy. Have you considered trying Reiki, but you weren’t sure what to expect, how to prepare for it, or even what Reiki actually is? Reiki, pronounced “ray-key,” is Japanese for “universal life force energy.” Developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in 1922, Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique which allows the attuned practitioner to act as a channel for energy to flow [...]

January 2, 2013
Good Design and Good Yoga Have Lots in Common. Someone once asked of me, more from poor behavior than for the purpose of determining actual sequencing, “Wouldn’t you agree that doing Hanumanasana during a beginning set of Sun Salutations is a more natural flow?” Not wanting to appear contrarian, I tried to shift the inquiry away from this initial question—I had wanted to determine what might have transpired in the class to cause this individual [...]

January 6, 2013
I think it is important to start my story by stating I still feel fairly new to yoga, even now. Although I had tried it before, I became a regular practitioner just over 2 years ago, when I first moved to Eugene to begin a doctoral program in counseling psychology. At the time, I had no idea how quickly it would become such an integral part of my life.  My first year of graduate school was an especially difficult one. Without going into an uncomfortable level of de [...]