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Written by on February 9, 2021 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Quiet The Mind The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali is a collection of Sanskrit verses, compiled sometime between 500 BCE and 400 CE and directs someone toward how they might achieve the ultimate state of yoga called Samadhi, or Oneness with all things. The Yoga Sutras can get pretty esoteric but they start off quite straight […]

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Yoga Practice vs Yoga Experience

Written by on November 10, 2020 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Yoga Practice vs Yoga Experience

Did you know that when we say the word “yoga” it means two different things entirely? The experience of yoga is different than the practice of yoga. Knowing how one works with the other helps our journey in both. The experience of yoga and the practice of yoga are different things and both are different […]

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Yoga: Body as Metaphor

Written by on September 29, 2020 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Yoga: Body as Metaphor

The Spirit Playing Dress Up Ever since I began to practice yoga I’ve been asking this essential question: so what? What is yoga and why is it beneficial. I asked myself “Is it a health promoting regimen, is it meditation in motion, is it a physical ritual on my way to spiritual understanding? It could […]

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Navigating Changes

Written by on September 22, 2020 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Navigating Changes

  Change Is In The Air First day of fall. School has started. Schedules are changing, becoming more busy, even despite the pandemic. The crescendo of the presidential election is getting louder. The leaves are changing.   Things are always changing. Sometimes we are caught up in the momentum of this motion of change to […]

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To Whom Are We Beautiful As We Go

Written by on September 1, 2020 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Meditation with 0 Comments
To Whom Are We Beautiful As We Go

I wish I knew the beauty of leaves falling. To whom are we beautiful when we go? Excerpt from “Three In Transition” by David Ignatow And to whom are we beautiful as we go? This poem seems to point to the fact that even in our failing, there is a part of creation and therefore […]

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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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Stress: Looking At The Bull

Written by on July 28, 2020 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Stress: Looking At The Bull

I’ve opened and closed businesses, yoga studios . It’s stressful. So much to do, so many things that could possible go wrong. 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 in tandem with a licensed […]

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Remedies for Busyness

Written by on July 21, 2020 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Remedies for Busyness

On Busyness Are you busy? I’m busy. It seems like we’re all busy. And when your schedule is busy your mind is busy processing and planning and negotiating it all to make sure it gets done. And that is precisely the trapping of busyness: you get so harried, so scattered, that you can’t really focus […]

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Many Paths

Many Paths

My teacher once said, “When you understand something all the way down to its root, 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.     Enlightenment of […]

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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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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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The Crossroads

Written by on February 4, 2020 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
The Crossroads

The crossroads is a magical place. It’s the place where the ethereal, spiritual, and philosophical meets the physical, real, and practical. Where these two roads intersect is the holy ground of transformation, it’s the place where we have to drop our one-track thinking and see the many roads. Practicing yoga means to be at the […]

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Learning to Let Go

Written by on January 14, 2020 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Meditation with 0 Comments
Learning to Let Go

  Yoga philosophy suggests that there are many steps that coach us along the way toward understanding and experiencing our True Nature. Some of these include the cycle of becoming pliant in the heat of our own transformation then experiencing an increasingly greater knowledge of the True Self. This qualifies us for a more refined […]

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Up-Level Your Life with Yoga

Written by on December 3, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Thrive with 0 Comments
Up-Level Your Life with Yoga

You want to improve in your favorite sports, have more alertness and stamina at work, or be more present at home? Yoga is an amazing practice that can complement all of our other activities.  So, here is the low-fi low-down on yoga. The word “Yoga” is a Sanskrit word that suggests union through yoking body, […]

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