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What is Yoga?

Q: What exactly is Yoga….can it help me….and do I need to be extremely flexible? A: Yoga is one of the oldest sciences of life, as it dates back about 5000 years. Simply, Yoga encourages the body to function as an integrated whole. The word “Yoga” actually comes from the root word, “yoke” which means […]

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Do you follow any certain lineage?

Q: Do you follow any certain lineage? A: I began with the practice and study of hatha yoga which emphasizes posturing, body alignment and pranayama (breathing techniques) in the lineage of Swami Vishnu Devananda, a disciple of Swami Sivananda. I received training, myself, from disciples of Swami Vishnu Devananda while studying at an Ashram in […]

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What exactly is Reiki?

The word Reiki is composed of two Japanese words – Rei and Ki. Rei is Higher Intelligence that guides the creation and functioning of the universe. Rei is a subtle wisdom that permeates everything, both animate and inanimate. Because of its infinite nature, it is all knowing. Ki is the energy that is inherent in […]

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Can you explain what prana is?

Q: Can you explain what prana is? A: Prana is life-force energy. We take in prana through the air we breathe (oxygen to enrich the blood), through live, organic food, pure water, and directly from mother earth. Have you ever laid on the ground for awhile or have felt the oceanic waters of the earth […]

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How does one experience Shakti Energy?

Q: You speak of Shakti Energy. How does one access or experience this? A: Shakti energy is feminine life-force energy-it is kinetic. It is a very high frequency of energy. It is the primordial and very powerful energy which resides, predominantly, in our root chakras-the pelvic floor. It is the energy of manifestation, as, quite […]

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Like to increase Vitality? Heal Physical & Emotional Pain? Experience deep relaxation and Peace?

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Julie K. Halevan is a certified Yoga Teacher, Reflexologist and Reiki Master located in Cedar Fall, Iowa.

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What are the Chakras and Healing modalites of yoga, reiki, reflexology, shakti?

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Contributing Author for Edge Life Magazine & Sibyl Magazine, For the Spirit and Soul of Woman

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