Tag: mindfulness

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Personal practice: Permission to FEEL

Freedom and feeling are imperfect and messy and juicy and intense and subtle. No matter whether you want to feel goofy or balancing on one limb and still, step into it with a playful, open, willing nature.

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Joy and pain: a practice

I am at a loss with your losses.
All I have is my presence and willingness to feel the loss with you without getting lost.

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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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Home Yoga Practice Jan. 26-29: Sticking with it

Sticking to the same thing is hard. I know I’m a fan of (if not addicted to) variety. I don’t like to eat the same thing every day. I don’t teach the same way every time.

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Honoring our national union on Inauguration Day with yoga

“What better day than our Inauguration Day for us to maybe keep in mind our greater connection? “So, what is it that we wish to send out, not just what we want to develop for ourselves on our mat? …But maybe we can then carry that in how we help one another, in how we listen to one another and how we forgive one another. “

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Home Yoga Practice: Reflection and Pause

This week’s practice is focused on taking a pause and reflecting. Often in our day-to-day we shuffle through activities and actions like we are swiping right on our phones. Swish, next. Swipe, next. Life has become an assembly line procession of doing and getting and building and acquiring and …  it’s incessant, never ending, never

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Good morning voicing

Said good morning out loud to the only other person on the river trail this morning. Hesitation. He will see me. I will see him. But he already sees me. What does it mean to be heard? Good morning. How will it be received? Do I whisper it? Do I keep it in my head?

Child Health

Pandemic yoga for kids: The good, the bad, the virtual

Yoga presents challenges for kids in the best of situations. Attention spans are fleeting. Desire for stimuli and excitement is great. Disappointment at not getting things perfectly the first time prevails.

Virtual yoga via whatever video screen they had available made this summer day camp extra special.

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Week 3: Practice your plan, Plan your Practice – Effort

Our yoga practice is a great canvas for us to explore and learn about effort. Poses show us when we are straining or giving up. Breath reveals the quality of our ease. Our mind can be the birth place of our effort and where we cultivate sustainable effort, aka focus.

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Finding connection amidst confusion, calamity and crisis

From the fear and uncertainty and grief of the pandemic, to the rage and fury of the continued racial oppression-terror-erasure in our country, I have asked my creator, “what am I to do or say?” As an Afro-Asian woman of color, as a trauma survivor, as an elder, I ask it. As a mentor to

Caitlin, center rear, and Charlie, chatting after class at Just B Yoga last fall.
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Coronavirus distancing and the disabled

We checked in with Caitlin Thompson recently to see how she’s doing during the pandemic. Caitlin is a counselor who serves the disabled population with accessibility issues in the workplace and transportation and more. Since the stay-at-home order she has been working her private practice remotely, but is hardly full of free time. She shared

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