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Awareness & Relaxation - A Simple Technique for Greater Happiness 

Hello Beautiful Soul,


This week I have a little something for you that could be considered as a relaxation practice, a meditation practice, or both. It's up to you. This is an easy practice that you can do in a very short amount of time or you could spend a lot of time with this exercise. That is also up to you. So let's get into it. It is quite simple really. It starts with an inhale as you say within your mind;


 “Breathing in, I am aware of my body. Breathing out, I relax.”


Let's try that again. 



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Intuitive Fasting 


I have never been too enthusiastic about fasting, but in April of 2024 I completed a 3 day food fast. Prior to this experience, I didn’t think that I would ever willingly do an extended fast. And yet, I had a strong intuitive feeling that a 3 day fast would benefit my body and mind. When my students in the Beautiful Souls Academy learned about the fast, they had questions about it. Mainly they asked why. Therefore, I decided to write this blog, so that others might also learn more about fasting and what I…

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Happiness is in Your Hands 

Hello Beautiful Soul, 

Recently I was watching a video by Donna Eden, who works with the energy of people’s bodies. In the video there was a brief demonstration on how thoughts affect the energy of the body. She had a volunteer in front of her and asked him to think of a happy thought. Then she “Energy Tested” (you may have heard this called “Muscle Testing” with other practitioners) his arm (energy/muscles) and it was quite strong. She was not able to lower his outstretched arm by pressing down on it with…

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An Amazing Year - 2022 

Here we are at the last days of 2022 and I am looking back on this year and feeling, “WOW!” - What an amazing year! 2022 was my first year spent entirely in India and it was a fabulous year of growth for myself and for the Beautiful Souls Academy.  

At the start of January I was 2 months into using the Yoga for Pain Relief techniques I learned from Lee Albert and was already seeing the benefits. It was like a miracle, after 6 months of excruciating low back and sciatic nerve pain, I was finally free. I…

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Yoga Curious? - Answers to the 10 most Frequently Asked Questions about Yoga 

Hello, my name is Jennifer Kathleen and I have been teaching yoga since 2014.



Today I am here to answer 10 of your biggest questions about yoga, including the ones you are too embarrassed to ask. So let’s jump right in. . . 



Can Yoga Help Me to Lose Weight? 

Yes. A regular Yoga practice will help you to tone and balance your body. A daily flow styled  practice, whether Gentle or Vigorous, of at least 30 minutes a day will definitely help you to burn calories and lose weight. Even Restorative Yoga, with…

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Watermelon Juice - Easy Squeezy 

Does anything feel like summer more than a red ripe juicy watermelon?

Here in India, the watermelon season is much longer than what it was when I lived in Pennsylvania, USA. Watermelon is such a fabulous treat, but sometimes navigating around the multitude of seeds starts to feel tedious when you just want to enjoy a mouthful of luscious fruit. This is how I was feeling one day when the idea of using my nut milk bag to make watermelon juice came to mind, and let me tell you, this was a great idea!! In the…

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Mantras for Healing & Happiness 

What is Mantra?

"Mantra" is often translated as "mind protection". It is believed that mantra has the power not only to affect the body and mind by offering healing, relaxation and rejuvenation, but also to purify and protect your mind, your consciousness, from harmful energy, and also to purify your negative karma. You don't have to believe in karma or anything else to benefit from mantra. It is as easy to understand as recognizing that a happy thought makes you feel good and an angry thought makes you…

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How to Sing Better Instantly 

Improve Your Singing with these 3 Exercises  


Improve Your Singing with Breath Support 

Not only do singers need enough breath to sing long notes and phrases without interruptive inhales, but good breath support also allows you to sing with ease and gives you the ability to control the nuances of your voice. Every loud or soft note you sing depends upon how you are managing the breath. My beginner singing students are usually very surprised to discover that singing is much LESS about what is going on in the…

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Embrace to Release 

I am a Yoga Teacher. Before the pandemic I was teaching about 17 classes a week. In all of my classes I had music in the background. Sometimes soothing, sometimes upbeat, depending on the style of class. Since becoming a yoga teacher many years ago, my own personal practice has been done in silence. Maybe it was all the classes, with music, and all the talking required to give precise instruction to guide students through the class safely and with encouragement that caused me to prefer a silent personal…

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How to Reduce Suffering 

It may be true that suffering is a part of life. It may even be true that we need a certain degree of suffering to help us grow into a compassionate human being. But one thing I know for sure, we can greatly reduce our suffering when we understand how the mind works and something that is called "the suffering of suffering"

"The Suffering of Suffering" is when we encounter suffering and then the mind itself behaves in such a way that compounds our suffering. In other words, your own thoughts take a situation…

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Healed & Whole - In this very moment 

"Yes, you really understand the process. We need that vulnerability and humility to let go. We feel that wave of release and a lightness comes over our being. But it is never once and done, is it? Even when the clarity and realization is strong, there always seems to be a deeper level,... more letting go,... more clarity.... more vulnerability. Like flowing water, over time, can carve into and reshape rocks and stones, so are we having our rough edges smoothed, little by little, as these waves of

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Maintaining a Positive Mind 

Frequently taught in relationship counseling is the idea that for every one negative comment or complaint you make about a person, you should then also share 5 positive comments. This way, there is not only a greater abundance of positivity in the relationship, but you are also creating a habit of positive thinking.  We can apply this technique to our own minds. If we notice a negative thought, a worry, or a self criticism, we can practice generating 5 positive thoughts. If generating a positive thought… Read more

Mood Enhancing Substances 

I’ve heard that the way to get a great workout is to ‘increase your resistance’. Well then, I had a fantastic workout, because during the time I spent on the elliptical today, I RESISTED the urge to SING every time my favorite Bollywood songs came on my playlist! I also RESISTED dancing when those upbeat, toe-tapping, Post Modern Jukebox jams came on! And that’s a good thing… because me dancing on the elliptical machine could only end in disaster. Not that I don’t have stellar moves, (These curves put the…

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Recent events in the news have many of us heartbroken as we struggle to make sense of a senseless world. Remember that what we put our focus on will expand, so be careful where you turn your attention in these dark days. This is NOT a suggestion to turn a blind eye  - This is how to see the sorrow  and shine your light brightly anyway.

 1 - Outweigh the negative with positive 5 to 1. For every heartbreaking situation you hear about, make a mental list of five positive things you heard. For every one person…

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