Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sankalpa: Align your resolutions with your highest self

The sankalpa New Year’s resolution
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on January 27, 2015


April Puciata

How are those resolutions working out for you?

You wanted to lose the standard 20, exercise more, smoke and drink less, snag a romantic partner or stick with that bookclub.  Would all of this make you happy?  Really?

These aren’t bad resolutions.  But, you might raise your expectations.

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Six-pack abs may be hot, but don’t be fooled

Exploring the six-pack prize
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on January 20, 2015. 

ari transformation

Ari Garrido.

In the “before” shot, Fort Myers personal trainer Ari Garrido is Spongy Belly.  In the “after” shot, two years later, he’s ripped.

It’s a great picture. He’s yanking down his shorts with one hand and hauling up his shirt with his teeth.  Savage.

His washboard abs are making a statement.  But what are they saying?

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Practice inconsistency with the masking tape flow!

Practice inconsistency, transition with intention
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in on January 20, 2015.

Pose 1 warrior two

Rina Jakubowicz

Others have a vested interest in us staying the same.

Often, we accommodate those expectations. We harbor a reluctance to be labeled unpredictable, erratic, fickle or contradictory.  So, we cling to belief systems and relationships that no longer serve us. Even when new information sheds brighter light, our egos remain wed to last week’s strident opinion.

Our evolution is inevitable, yet we drag around yesterday’s corpse.

It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who warned us of consistency’s dangers in his Vedanta-tinged 1847 essay “Self-Reliance.”

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,” he famously declared.  Be unafraid to contradict yourself, he wrote, and step into your greatness. We are not paralyzed, and we can step from a corner into another plane.

Yet, practice to do so with courage, precision and intention.

Practicing Transitions: Masking Tape Flow Meditation
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Energy Rising: Kundalini

Energy rising: enlisting the kundalini “snake”
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on January 13, 2015. 

There is an energy storehouse at the base of the spine, coiled, like a snake.

ana and ravi with fans

Renowned Kundalini teachers Ana Brett and Ravi Singh at Bija Yoga, Naples

Kundalini yoga seeks to awaken that snake, lift it through the body’s energy centers and enlist that power to expand your individual gifts and potential.

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Can you see my aura?

Do you feel my aura?
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on January 6. 2015.  

my aura

Loughlin’s recent aura reading

I had a friend who claimed she could see auras.

After staring at me, her head at a tilt, she announced, “Green.”

My aura was green.  That was good to know even though I had no idea what she was talking about.  When I Googled “green aura,” the possible interpretations were infinite.

meri with machine

Meri Byers


In a pedestrian sense, auras are the ambiences or atmospheres that surround certain people, environments or groups: fear, power, levity, creativity, negativity, love.  You don’t see these auras, but empathic people can sense them.

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