Peace isn’t a place

Peace isn’t a place

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Peace isn’t a place. It’s not somewhere we go to. It’s not something we practice in a special room or at a special time.   Peace isn’t a feeling. It’s not your inner “high.” It’s not a tingle that makes you pleased with yourself.   Peace is a time. A […]

Student Profile: Amy Henderson

Student Profile: Amy Henderson

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Name: Amy Henderson Pronoun: They When did you start coming to Just B Yoga? November 2017 What attracted you? My friend Nikki encouraged me to try it out. Why did you begin practicing yoga? I knew I needed to get off my couch. Having a bilateral knee replacement, I was […]

Practice note:  Welcome mistakes in yoga playfully

Practice note: Welcome mistakes in yoga playfully

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If you approach your yoga or meditation practice – any conscious-elevating experience – with a result-oriented mind-set you’ve already missed the point.   Make a mistake. I want students to feel that stumble in one-legged poses. I encourage folkx to allow that trembly, shaking feeling when their core is exerting […]

Balance act: A practice of attention, patience and humor

Balance act: A practice of attention, patience and humor

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I have no balance. This is a common claim of many who want to start yoga. They are hoping for a yoga pose or a video they can watch to “give me balance.” Balance is not a perfectly level scale. We are not perfectly symmetrical beings. We are not perfect. […]

How to be black and healthy?

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The moderator called us a “dynamic duo.” I kind of smiled inside. Certainly my brother and I had illusions of animated cartoon grandeur when we were growing up; we were going to “take over the world!” But to be introduced that way in our first on-stage event of our lives […]

Gratitude is an action

Gratitude is an action

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(From Thanksgiving 2018) Gratitude is more than feeling fortunate. Feeling fortunate has been aligned with luck. Reveling in personal luck and abundance over others’ suffering and lack implies a right to an unearned privilege. I cannot celebrate my unearned privilege of fortune and be grateful I wasn’t in a wildfire, […]

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