The Downside of Acceptance

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Acceptance You’ve heard a lot of good things about acceptance. About how it can help bring peace, clarity, and less pain. How people who practice acceptance are happier, often more appreciative, and even sometimes healthier. I recently heard from a woman who spent time daily practicing accepting her whole self, even the cells in her […]

The Language Of Yoga: Finding Your Dharma

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The world can be a pretty difficult place to navigate. It’s tempting to say that it’s tougher now than it has been in the past, but that’s probably not so true. People have felt bewildered by the things going on around them for eons – war, famine, disease, how to pick a good spouse – […]

CREATE YOUR FUTURE AND MAKE 2014 THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE

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“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” ~Albert Einstein Everyday we have a new opportunity to be the clearing for who we want to be and what we want to create with others and for ourselves. January is such a great time of year to commit to a genuine fresh beginning […]

Coming Back to Self and Opening to Grace

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Do you ever think that life is totally bizarre? Are you ever curious as to why things happen and why you are faced with certain life experiences? I sure am! Life happens and we cause some situations while other situations we have no control over. I am truly beginning to understand that every situation in […]

Go With Love This Year & BackBends

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein 2014, it’s a new year and I’m so happy and grateful to be here. For me, January 1 always marks the start of another exciting journey into the unknown. Optimism for the inevitable road ahead; giving and receiving love […]

TA – DA! TADASANA (MOUNTAIN POSE)

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Asana Addict Tadasana Mountain Pose In the treasure trove of a book that is Light on Yoga, the author, renowned yoga teacher B.K.S. Iyengar, writes this sentence regarding Tadasana, or Mountain Pose: “It is…essential to master the art of standing correctly.” The art…? Of standing correctly? I don’t know about you, but when I think […]

What Yoga Is & What Yoga Is Not

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Yoga is pretty popular these days. On one hand, this is awesome — the more people practicing and reaping all of the mind/body/spirit benefits, the better. On the other hand (like most things that get Westernized and become mainstream), the original roots of Yoga can get twisted and lost in translation. This is something I […]

The Power and Possibility of Choice

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The practice of Yoga teaches us to be connected first and foremost to our own body and breath. From that basic connection we become aware of our thoughts, emotions, feelings, and bodily sensations. As we intimately (into-me-see) connect to ourselves, we come home to our true essence and source. As this connection strengthens so does […]

Light Your Fire: An Affirmation of Personal Power

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This mornings yoga class at Karma Yoga was hot and passionate; the “fun factor” was high and the music was right on cue! “Change” by Natalie Merchant was a particular favorite today – we placed it twice. Following a sequence of fiery core strengthening exercises all beings were able and ready to move from a […]

Kundalini Yoga and Your Spiritual Toolbelt

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Each and every one of us could use a tool belt to offer us a little support in our lives to help hold us up and sustain the lives we are meant to live. I call this support the spiritual tool belt that you can implement into your daily life to assist you in moving […]