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Satva: Finding The Middle Way

Written by on August 11, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Satva: Finding The Middle Way

The Samkhya school of classical yoga philosophy describes the universe and all its qualities using three main humors, called gunas. These are Rajas, Tamas, Sattva. Everything in the Universe from seasons to personalities demonstrates some combination of these gunas. Understanding the ancient but basic principle of the gunas can help you live a life that […]

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Missing Lisa: A Lesson In Presence

Written by on April 21, 2020 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Missing Lisa: A Lesson In Presence

Guilty I found myself guilty of a serious offense. I didn’t understand the seriousness of this offense until I saw others doing it. There I was. In Paris. In the Louvre, arguably the finest art museum in the entire world. I stepped into the room where the legendary Mona Lisa is enshrined on her own […]

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Stepping Into The Fire

Written by on March 24, 2020 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Stepping Into The Fire

The Refiner’s Fire The refiner’s fire comes in many forms. Sometimes you choose the fire and other times the fire chooses you. The fire could be a yoga class, a journey, a ceremony, an illness, a divorce, a new job, a birth, or a death. I can almost guarantee that over the course of your […]

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The Yoga Nidra: The Meditation Practice of Sleep

Written by on March 3, 2020 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
The Yoga Nidra: The Meditation Practice of Sleep

The Yoga of Sleep I absolutely love Yoga Nidra! Yoga Nidra is the transformation so-called “yoga of sleep,” a very approachable yet effective way of experiencing the Oneness of your being through the process of a relaxing journey through deepening layers of Awareness. Yoga Nidra acts kind of like a guided meditation, where practitioners lie […]

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Anchor Your Meditation with Breath

Written by on January 7, 2020 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Anchor Your Meditation with Breath

Avery simple but effective way to practice mediation is to focus on your breath. In fact, breath is a very common anchor to meditation throughout many different styles and disciplines of meditation. In part this is because your breath is such a fundamental part of your energy, vitality, and life. It’s also because your breath […]

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A Winter of Listening

Written by on December 24, 2019 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
A Winter of Listening

A Time to Come Inside   So close to the Winter Solstice, the day that the sun stands still on the horizon, where the days are the shortest and the nights are the longest, it only makes sense to consider going inside. This means spending more time indoors but also spending more time in our […]

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Time To Go Inside

Written by on November 19, 2019 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Time To Go Inside

Turning Inward When it turns cold outside it’s time to come inside. The Medicine Wheel in Native American spirituality uses the direction north and the season of the winter to invite us to hibernate, draw inward, and reflect on our deeper and true wisdom. One way to think of this true wisdom is the instinctual […]

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What’s Better Than Happy

Written by on October 29, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Meditation with 0 Comments
What’s Better Than Happy

Why do we love tragedies? Why do we love a good cry? Why do we subject ourselves to it? I mean, really?! Why do we do it to ourselves?    Why do we like things that aren’t all roses and laughs? Maybe it’s because what is most satisfying in life isn’t being happy. That’s what […]

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Well Earned Pearls

Written by on October 15, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Well Earned Pearls

“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ~Leonard Cohen Brilliant.     Like the grain of sand that makes becomes the oyster so too is the illness, the imperfection, or the improbable life-circumstances that beset us and therefore makes […]

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The Power of Intentions

The Power of Intentions

Power of Intentions Intentions are powerful. Salkalpa is the Sanskrit word for our intention and could be compared to planting a seed. Just like a seed, we must be aware of what we are planting and nourish that seed to see that intention manifest in our world.  Setting intentions has everything to do with what […]

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The Practice of Understanding Everything

Written by on September 10, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
The Practice of Understanding Everything

My teacher once said, “When you understand something all the way down to its core, you understand everything else.” This is one of those time-lapsed lessons, like a photo of the night sky, taken over several hours that shows you in one shot what actually takes a long time to occur.    The Gayatri mantra […]

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Ayurveda: The Science of Life

Written by on September 3, 2019 in Alternative Health Care, Health with 0 Comments
Ayurveda: The Science of Life

Ayurveda is the fascinating and practical science that studies the world and how we can best come into harmony with this world. It is the sister-science of yoga and is a practical observational science that puts you into the driver’s seat of your own wellness.    What I love about Ayurveda is that while it […]

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Affogato: To the Bitterness and the Sweetness

Written by on August 6, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Affogato: To the Bitterness and the Sweetness

For those who have not heard of this perfect Italian dessert, let me explain: An affogato is espresso—aromatic, rich, and earthy—in a cup large enough to accompany a dollop of delicious, sweet, and creamy gelato. Delizioso! 

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Yoga With A Knife

Written by on July 2, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Meditation with 0 Comments
Yoga With A Knife

In the same way I’d align my body in #yoga practice, I align all the members of my kitchen. I boil the carrots before the squash to get the texture right. I cut and cook before I clean. At the end, this knife goes here, this plate there. I stretch and reach to put away the tall glasses in the top of the cupboard. I squat to put away the heavy pot in the drawer beneath the stove. My body knows what to do next, accustomed to this ritual.

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A Mantra That Stings Like A Bee

Written by on May 28, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Meditation with 0 Comments
A Mantra That Stings Like A Bee

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” And so he did. This was Muhammad Ali’s mantra. Perhaps yoga and mindfulness isn’t often associated with Muhammad Ali, yoga’s first principle of non-harming and all that, but he was someone who was particularly adroit in his use of the yogic principle of mantra and visualization. His […]

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