There is no perfect way to do a yoga posture

There is no perfect way to do a yoga posture

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I don’t believe there is a perfect way to do a posture, or someone doing a posture perfectly. If I’m breaking some yoga commandment, so be it. It’s a part of the reason I don’t take a ton of pictures of me doing yoga. First of all, I don’t want […]

Yoga is all in my head

Yoga is all in my head

No Comments daily practice,Just B Blog,meditation,self-care

Most of my yoga practice is all in my head lately.   It starts off like this: I roll out my mat in my meditation room and feel the hips in a lunge, maybe a pigeon first off. My back has an argument with me. My left sacrum argues with […]

Saucha lesson: Self-care is not selfish

Saucha lesson: Self-care is not selfish

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My new teacher trainees have to spend this week giving something up (bramacharya) and inviting something pure into their lives (saucha). I thought it best if I did it with them. Wouldn’t be cool to have them practicing these disciplines and observing what comes up and I just sit on […]

Yoga with hand pan performance: Believe

Yoga with hand pan performance: Believe

No Comments Just B Blog,meditation,spiritual activism

There is a stillness inside of every note that Jeremy Arndt plays. It’s a palpable soft cloud of energy carried by some of the most beautiful vibrations ears can perceive. That’s how I feel when in the presence of his hang drum (hand pan) and didjeridoo. That’s what I wanted […]

Here’s how yoga helps me #resist

No Comments Just B Blog,meditation,social action,spiritual activism

I got up this morning and I had my sit meditation. It was a struggle. I resorted to mantra in order to have a focus. Om mani padme hung. Compassion. I got some tea. Then I started my asana practice. It was staggered. My body sluggish. My heart heavy and […]

Yoga + Social activism = peanut butter and pickle sandwiches

Yoga + Social activism = peanut butter and pickle sandwiches

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I love Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwiches. Initially, the mere mention of this combination would cause me to make a sour face.  I couldn’t comprehend how brine and peanuts could co-exist.  However, confusion and intrigue encouraged me to try one and I loved it. I think that I can say […]

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