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Appreciating Underlying Form

Written by on August 18, 2020 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Appreciating Underlying Form

Sometimes, a subject like yoga or meditation is so dense, it’s hard to know where to start and really how to appreciate it. However, once you begin to learn a little about the underlying principles and form of the subject, that subject can come alive in new and exciting ways. You learn to see all […]

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Source Of The Cool

Written by on December 10, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Meditation with 0 Comments
Source Of The Cool

As a yoga and meditation instructor as well as jazz musician, I see parallels in both disciplines. One obvious connection is the notion of practice. Another is sourcing something deep inside of you to offer your best self out to the world. Just like Miles Davis did. Miles Davis was Miles Davis. He was always […]

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The Gayatri Mantra and A Love Supreme

The Gayatri Mantra and A Love Supreme

The Gayatri Mantra Watch a short video and hear me chant the Gayatri Mantra and discuss about understanding it by exploring John Coltrane’s masterpiece, A Love Supreme.   Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt   Translation: Everything on the Earth and in the sky and in between […]

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Watch Incredible Interview of Transgender Jazz Jennings, One of Time Magazine’s 2014 Most Influential Teens

Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Watch Incredible Interview of Transgender Jazz Jennings, One of Time Magazine’s 2014 Most Influential Teens

What defines gender? Is it biology, the heart and mind, or some combination of both? As the debate surrounding transgender children swirls, one girl is sharing her personal story in the hope that she can help others.

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The Sounds of Civilization!

The Sounds of Civilization!

This article provides an inspired synopsis of how different major civilizations have used music, and specifically the spacing of musical notes, in different ways. Then she connects those different manners of usage to certain socio/politico/economic developments. Jill Mattson is a four time author/soundhealing expert, uses Sound Healing techniques with original music

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