Category Archives: Spirit

Why Being “Nice” Isn’t All That Nice…

"Freedom is found when we let go of who we are supposed to be and embrace who we really are" Are you nice? Funny question I know. What does that really mean anyways? I actually always prided myself as being "nice". So nice in fact, that I stuffed and repressed everything that I thought wasn't…
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Intention is Everything

This is a "quickie", just thinking about what a powerful act it is to "set our intention". Our interactions with others, ourselves, the world and of course the time spent on our yoga mat can really be influenced by our intentions going in. Our intention is very much an energy thing. I really began to connect with this idea in…
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Get Out Of YOUR Story & Open Your Heart

We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are. THE TALMUD As part of the Yoga Teacher Training, I had to research a list of subjects assigned, write reports on them and present my findings. For one of these reports I chose the Yoga Sutras. I'm actually blown away by the…
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Infatuate Much? Let US Count The Ways…

 I'd like to broaden the parameters of what we all think of as infatuation, I think you may be surprised... So, in my personal experience, I have found it trivial at best, to be overly concerned about infatuation, because unlike resentment, it feels good. At least in the beginning. It's a rush, dopamine courses through our body and…
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What Yoga Taught Me About My Comfort Zone

Poise. Presence. Gratitude. These have been my go to words for the week, and I have a feeling it’s going be a regular part of my internal dialogue and vocabulary for the next little while. Poise – A state of balance or equilibrium, self-assurance, calm, grace and dignity. Most of what I write about is…
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Drishti

So…you’re in a yoga class and the teacher tells you to “use your drishti” , and you’re thinking “What the heck is drishti? Read on my friends….read on! Drishti is a point of focus where the gaze rests during postures in a yoga practice or meditation. It brings into practice the fifth and sixth limbs of…
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The Yoga Sutras…a Practical Guide for Personal Transformation

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there -RUMI, from SOUL, HEART, AND BODY ONE MORNING Having spent time in this last month reading about the Yoga Sutras I am pretty blown away, by these "guidelines" that were written between 2000 - 3000 years ago. When I first started…
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Resentment…How is it impacting YOUR life?

re·sent·ment noun: resentment; plural noun: resentments bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly. Synonyms: bitterness, indignation, irritation, pique, dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontentment, discontent, resentfulness, bad feelings, hard feelings, ill will, acrimony, rancor, animosity . I think it's fair to say we have all experienced resentment in one form or another. Some carrying on for years, others…
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Pranayama…What’s it to you?

Pranayama is the formal practise of controlling the breath. Prana means “life force” or “life energy”. Yama means “discipline” or “control.” Breathing is automatic, we don’t need to think about it to make it happen. Day to day there is not a lot of awareness for most of us when it comes to our breath.…
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Yoga Nidra – What Is It And What Can It Do For You?

First of all, I haven’t met anyone lately that couldn’t use a little more relaxation. Seems most of us are all too familiar with the pressures and duties of everyday life. Work, school, kids, finances are just the tip of the iceberg….it seems in our Western society there is no shortage of things to be…
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