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I N T U I T I O N

I N T U I T I O N A deep trust in our innate wisdom. What is intuition?  I see at as those moments when we are moving from our deepest wisdom and authenticity. How do we tap into this sense of deeper knowing—from the body—before it is censored or cleaned up by the mind’s…

Fierce | Compassion

Maha DURGA Fierce | Compassion   I will not step aside. I’m not going to whither in the face of youth. I will not shrink back in the world of “likes” equals value and newer is better. I shall stand tall, steady in the grace of these many years lived, and I will bow to each–and-every…

Stillness

Stillness   This world and its drama cycles seem to be forever in motion. Never ceasing. This motion requires a balance point: STILLNESS. The inner and outer chatter will never cease. Rallies, earth warming, storms coming, absurd babble from “you know who,” time passing, things to tick off the list, love to get, love that’s…

Integration

In this time on our planet, in our country, our states, our cities, our very own communities, it’s more vital than ever to bring attention toward the powerful practices of integration. The causes and conditions of dukkha (suffering) are in our hands. When we turn everything into subject/object and point our fingers at others, we…

Why Moms Are So Hard on Themselves
Yoga Journal Blog

 “Enjoy every moment.” “It goes so fast.” Well, when I’m facing the pressures I place and possibly the current culture places on me to be an attentive, loving, understanding, nurturing mother; a beacon at school activities and in the learning arena; to cook organic, locally grown, everything-free meals; and to support my kids financially and educationally…

What are you ALIGNING with?

In the practice of yoga we spend an exceptional amount of time looking to find and create alignment. Along the journey we hear a lot of do’s and don’ts, some musts and a few nevers. Often, depending on the tradition you’re studying or teaching, these “rules” may completely oppose what’s being taught just down the…

Pre-packaged Yoga | Mantra Magazine

Yogalates. Core Yoga. Cardio Yoga. Yoga. Black light Yoga. This is just the beginning of a long list of specially-packaged “branded” yoga that promises to delight your senses, enhance your body, or fulfill your life. It wasn’t always so. Back in the day, most of what was called yoga took place in the inner landscape…

Drama Chaser

Recently an average “philosophy” teacher in the yoga community posted something that was deeply offensive to women and well, to anyone who might be interested in truth and historical facts. It received thousands of comments, circulated endlessly through many communities and was posted, reposted, and posted again—often by those who were most (understandably) upset by…

This is not a drill.

This is not a drill. We’ve been given this body and breath for this moment only. This is the human guarantee: we have no idea what is next. The uncertainty is truly our only certainty. So, what to do with this NOW? Our life is made up of this stream of nows. It is how…

Consume. Consumer. Consuming. Consumed.

We have been born into a time when getting things has become our God. Filling our bags, homes, cars, kids, mind with more, more, more is the norm. We are the outcasts if we choose less, take less. And we’re left to find a way to explain to our children that even though our country…

 

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