Tag: mindfulness

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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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Practice as an invitation into self

invite yourself into your practice invite yourself into your body invite yourself to create a relationship right now with how you are right now just be a body physical human body in harmony with outside and within make yourself an intention, a promise to yourself of how you want to treat yourself keep that front

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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?

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