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The Sacred Pause: The Art of Activating Healing Energy

The Sacred Pause, by Travis Eliot. Photograph of bird feather by Daiga Ellaby

Photograph by Daiga Ellaby

Soothing our nervous systems through yoga, meditation and the sacred pause

Modern life moves at a frenetic pace. Though technology was intended to make our lives simpler, it seems the consensus is quite the opposite. We are constantly bombarded by text messages, emails, phone calls, and countless other forms of stimulation that can actually have a perilous cumulative effect upon our health and wellbeing. In fact, over 90% of the people walking into a doctor’s office are there due to a stress-related issue.

There is no greater enemy to our health than stress. Yoga and meditation practices provide us with a means to step away from

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