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Shakti To The System

Written by on April 16, 2019 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Shakti To The System

When we express this #Shakti, we feel powerful and creative, we breathe and we move. This feeling of Shakti is very empowering. It is the defining action that changes worry into something productive. After all, as one of my teachers, Judith Lasater taught me, “What is worrying but praying for what you don’t want.” Not only worry, though. Shakti tells the Universe that you are serious by putting action to your resolve.

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No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!

Written by on March 12, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!

I recently spent two weeks in Kaua’i, where I co-hosted a yoga retreat, practiced relaxing, and connected to a very special place. In Kaua’i,  there is a feeling that permeates the island, inborn to the locals and infectious to its visitors. For me the feeling can be summed up in a simple motto: No Shirt. […]

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Change Rooms In Your Mind

Written by on October 2, 2018 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Meditation with 0 Comments
Change Rooms In Your Mind

I climb out of the car after 6 hours of freeway driving, fun traveling and an amazing change of scenery, and jump into a different landscape, a dark, cool, autumn evening.  Summed up: short sleeves, short shorts, short run. The fragrant autumn air! I climb the hill near my house and run by past East […]

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Know Thyself

Written by on July 10, 2018 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Know Thyself

In Greece, mythic and modern times meld into a magic landscape of craggy shores, emerald green oceans, and a history that speaks from the dust. Socrates, the father of western philosophy, ably occupies one of Greece’s rich, historic chapters. And from the dust, Socrates invites us to search within ourselves to truly know ourselves, whatever […]

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Horse Medicine: Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit

Written by on July 4, 2018 in Animals and Pets, Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Horse Medicine: Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit

I’ve had the great pleasure of leading mindfulness and yoga retreats at Wild Heart Horse Sanctuary, a sanctuary that houses rescues wild mustangs. Sonya Richins is a wonderful woman with an enormous heart and limitless energy to devote to saving these beautiful animals. At the sanctuary, we experience “horse medicine” which teaches us volumes about […]

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Sex & Meditation Have the Same Affect On Your Brain

Sex & Meditation Have the Same Affect On Your Brain

The study, summarized in Scientific American, says similar regions light up in the right-brain during orgasm and meditation. But, according to the article, there is one key difference: “Unlike meditation, orgasm seems a heightened sense of being within one’s body rather than the sense of being outside of it.”

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Stressed?

Written by on June 12, 2018 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Stressed?

People often assume that because I teach yoga I never get stressed. I assure you, nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve co-taught Yoga for Anxiety courses, not because I never get stressed, but because sometimes I freak out too and sometimes I use the tools yoga has taught me to help me manage […]

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Seeing The Light Through The Rags

Written by on March 27, 2018 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Seeing The Light Through The Rags

What if our soul is, as poet Mary Oliver says, “pure light that shines where no one is”? In her poem conveniently titled Poem, Mary Oliver speaks to the notion of the soul like this: “Airy and shapeless thing,/ it needs/ the metaphor of the body. . . to be understood/ to be more than […]

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Prayers That are Made of Poses

Written by on March 20, 2018 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Prayers That are Made of Poses

Often times, we conceptualize enlightenment the product which can only come by meditating in a cave in Tibet for 30 years, subsisting on a grain of rice a day, and praying non-stop. In the body/mind/spirit model of spiritual growth and attainment, it’s often the mind and heart only which are seen as the viable avenues […]

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Open & Balance Your Crown Chakra With This Simple Meditation

Written by on February 28, 2018 in Exercise and Fitness, Healing & Natural Remedies, Health with 1 Comment
Open & Balance Your Crown Chakra With This Simple Meditation

The 7th chakra is also known as the crown chakra, this center represents the most rarefied aspect of your energy field. Up here, it’s all about consciousness and spirit, so not surprisingly, the yoga pose related to this area is one of stillness.

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Free At Last: Yoga Principles for Social Revolution

Free At Last: Yoga Principles for Social Revolution

We just celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Did you know that MLK was a student of Gandhi? Well, maybe not personally but he studied Gandhi’s use of the yogic principles of Ahimsa or non-violence and Tapas, the heat necessary for transformation, as templates for leading the American social revolution of the Civil Rights […]

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8 Natural Stress Relievers For More Peace & Calm

8 Natural Stress Relievers For More Peace & Calm

Dr. Josh Axe shares 8 great ways to let go of stress and move into bliss.

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Yoga Vs. Pilates

Written by on August 8, 2017 in Exercise and Fitness, Mind-Body Connection with 0 Comments
Yoga Vs. Pilates

Some say that there are “Pilates people” and there are “yoga people,” as if they were warring factions of fitness tribes constantly engaged in civil war. First, that’s dumb, and second, if there were “Pilates people” and “yoga people,” I would certainly consider myself both. Sure, I make a career of teaching yoga and practice […]

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Do You Really Do Yoga? The Mainstream Way Vs. The Ancient Version – It’s More Than Just Physical Activity

Do You Really Do Yoga? The Mainstream Way Vs. The Ancient Version – It’s More Than Just Physical Activity

Yoga has become an immensely popular form of physical activity and relaxation in recent years. Those who practice it on a regular basis are constantly raving about its physical and mental benefits, and rightfully so. Regular practice can lead to increased strength, flexibility, and focus, and decrease one’s proneness to injury.

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Why Is That Guy Standing on a Baby?

Written by on April 11, 2017 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Why Is That Guy Standing on a Baby?

Once, as I was about to begin a yoga class, I asked the class if they had any requests for poses before we started.  One who was relatively new, raised his hand and asked, pointing to the 4.5 ft. Shiva Nataraj statue behind me, “Why is that guy standing on a baby?” What a fantastic […]

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