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JC Peters

I’ll be honest: I’ve never liked meditating. I’ve dabbled in it, and forced myself to sit for 30 day meditation challenges, and it was boring and hard. Plus life is so busy: Five minutes a day is a lot to ask!

There...

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JC Peters

Stress has become a bad word in our culture. It causes illness and contributes to chronic pain. And we have too much of it. So we practice yoga: we meditate, do savasana, get relaxed, and then return to the world. Then,...

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JC Peters

Chaturanga Dandasana, which means “four limbed staff pose,” is an incredibly common posture in Vinyasa (Flow or Power) yoga. We can breeze through it 15 times in a practice without ever taking the time to pause and break it down...

By:
JC Peters

Most people think they are bad at meditating. Can’t sit still and turn your thoughts off for at least 20 minutes? You’re not bad at meditating, you’re just a human with a brain.

Actually, most of us already meditate—we just do it...

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JC Peters

I’ve heard it said that just as 2012 was the symbolic End of the World, 2013 is the year of Death and Destruction. The interpretation of this, luckily, isn’t about alien invasions or blowing up the White House. Rather, we are living in a...

By:
JC Peters

Did you know that you really can smell fear? I once presented a paper at a conference in front of the very writer I was discussing in my paper. He also happens to be one of my literary idols. I walked out after the...

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