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What are you making it?

I used to look at messages like this and push myself harder. I saw it as a spotlight on everything that wasn’t perfect and I should just pull up those bootstraps, stop whining, see the silver lining. Basically harsh self-criticism, masked as positivity and motivation. I looked at this type of phrasing to amplify what

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Receive: When we have nothing left to give 

Ever drag yourself to your yoga mat and feel depleted? You push yourself through poses and breath exercises that have become your discipline, but today you feel like you’re pushing against the grain.
Is that a bad day on the mat? What went wrong?

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Tai Chi: Beginning and Ending

In the I-Ching, there are 64 lessons, or natural phases of being in harmony in life. These 64 phases cycle. So once you are at 64, you return to 1. The last two, After Completion and Before Completion bear great significance for me in my Tai Chi practice (and life). Tai Chi is alluring in

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It takes a village to yoga

It takes a village to yoga. We help each other see ourselves honestly and with clarity. We keep each other balanced on the mat and accountable off the mat. We get courage when we see the bravery of others and take baby steps ourselves. Caroline does this for me in her blog post “Ebb &

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Join the Mettā-Verse Kindness Workshop

Is worry and  fear of what’s coming next weighing you down? Feel like giving up on talking to folks with differing opinions? Have you lost faith in the goodness of our fellow man? Mettā is a practice of inviting kindness in all of our affairs; embodying kindness in our actions, words and intentions.  Kindness is

Emergence

“Emerging never ends, never stops. Emergence is our state.” ~belinda Emerging from a stillness, a time of meditation and processing and healing. I am emerging. I have been silent for a while. I pulled back on a lot of teaching. I appreciate those who have continued practicing on their own and with me in private

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Beginning, not returning

I’m honored to be spinning around in this cosmic confusion with you all. Each beautiful, sassy, silly, brilliant, intelligent, creative, generous, nerdy, queer, unique one of you.

Let it show and let go

Not letting it show is not letting it go. It’s just hiding it. It didn’t go anywhere except into an abscess of my body-mind-spirit where it’s causing infection.

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Truth of feeling

Yoga frees us from a life of “feeling bypass” to one of immersion and growth and balance.

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Yoga for your eyes and vision

My eyes are tired.
They are tired of screens and electronic lighting.
They are tired of seeing the harshness of the world; trying to see things your way; not seeing what I need to. The eyes – the windows to the outside world and the portals to our inner vision and inner spirit guides – need just as much attention as hips and core and legs.

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