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 […]

Here’s how yoga helps me #resist

Here’s how yoga helps me #resist

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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 […]

Loving the awesome and awful of life

Loving the awesome and awful of life

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“Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good only because there is evil.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching It’s easy to forget that life is equal parts awesome and equal parts awful. We have become accustomed to a […]

How are you? Really?

How are you? Really?

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People ask us how we are all the time. Do you notice what you answer? Often it’s a quick, auto-reply: “OK”, or “fine.” But it’s also equally an answer like this: “Aw man, my car didn’t start and I think I need to spend a lot of money to get […]

Of muses and remembering

Of muses and remembering

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My writing self has been M.I.A. of late. I don’t want to say a writing block. It has been more like a pause. Like something has been waiting and needing to brew. I’m feeling more loose now and things and ideas are starting to flow. Ideas are more cohesive. It’s […]

How many sun salutes should I do this morning?

How many sun salutes should I do this morning?

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How many sun salutations should I do this morning? How many is enough? What am I hoping the effect will be? Enough sun salutes to reverse the rotation of the earth on its axis? Turn back time? To when? To what? How many prostrations should I perform this day? As […]

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