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Yoga is Making Me Feel Un-Yogic!

Most of us come to yoga because we are looking for something. More flexibility, less stress, peace, contentment, the list goes on. And this is what yoga promises, right? We see the pictures all over the media of the bendy gal with a blissful smile on her face, most likely on a beach with a… Read more »

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The Beauty of Remembering

“What can I do to always remember who I really am?” – Juan Ramon Jiminez The Sanskrit word ‘Yoga’ has various but similar translations; union, connection, to yolk, bring together, join. The word itself implies that something was apart, separated, or disconnected. In fact there is a Sanskrit word for the opposite of Yoga: Viyoga…. Read more »

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Measuring Up

Happy New Year! Just before the change from 2015 to 2016 I taught a class themed around our life’s markers. If you are unfamiliar with the term, the idea is that we have distinct measuring points that allow us to reflect and evaluate progress. Sometimes these markers may even define our lives, ie. the day… Read more »

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Why is Meditation So Challenging

Much like my meditation practice, I was procrastinating and finding ways to distract myself from sitting down and writing this blog. It’s fascinating how wild the mind can be, rarely wanting to settle for a moment unless it has been trained to do so. Ironically, one of the greatest benefits of meditation, increased focus, can help… Read more »

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Finding Compassion

There were very few customers in the store, everything seemed pretty chill except for the man behind me. I could feel his impatience growing. I could hear audible gestures of agitation. The Starbucks barista was having a little difficulty with the register, and I was adding money to my account before ordering a couple of… Read more »

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The Day I Met Patricia Bragg Changed Everything

I haven’t told this story in a loooooong time. It took place about 12 years ago. We were in Santa Barbara, California. I am not certain how the rest of the team felt about the restaurant selection, but I for one was stoked! I had pinned it out pretty much on arrival into town when… Read more »

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