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June 7, 2012
being and believing

Last month I was reminded of the importance of and the inherent trouble with "believing." A friend and I were chatting and it came up that he subscribes (somewhat) to the validity of astrology, a system I view as essentially made up and coincidental. I, on the other hand, take similar guidance in how we relate […]

May 31, 2012
give your jiva atman a little room to breathe

I never imagined identifying beauty would be on the bill of an Ayurvedaworkshop I attended recently, but ever so casually, the endearing Vasant Lad, yogi and Ayurvedic teacher extraordinnaire, slipped it in there. Very simply, the moment of awareness of beauty is an experience "of yoga, of stilling clarity beyond the individual self." This makes perfect sense […]

May 24, 2012
a little yoga story for you

I love stories. I love well-crafted stories. I love well-told stories. But really, who doesn't? The story is a basic, ubiquitous form for organizing information for communication. It helps us comprehend, process, and learn. Stories are a fundamental part of our collective (social) existence. My yoga story is deeply rooted in the physical body (it may […]

May 17, 2012
you've got a power center. yes, you do.

Core. Center. Kanda. Dantien. Pelvic Bowl. When we move, we are best served by moving from our power source. It has many names, but its location seems to be widely agreed upon, with so many systems landing in the same place through years of observation and exploration of the human body in motion. Our power center (as […]

May 10, 2012
find your yoga

I love new journeys --the rush of deciding, the fun of anticipatory planning, and ultimately the scary/exciting sense of free-falling: being all at once aware of where I am and unsure of the destination, giving myself over to a teacher or to the experience (or both, hopefully) that all come with doing or learning something […]

May 4, 2012
have a chat with your body

The body is a phenomenal mechanism in that most of us undergo daily harm (physical, mental, + environmental stresses etc) and it manages to keep going, just as often as not without noticeable indication that it’s suffering any kind of discomfort, allowing us to get on with living rather than feeling everything. On the other […]

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