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Yoga builds our sense of oneness

As we spend the day lost in thought, that action is referred to as rumination. Round we go in circles, often in a negative conversation with our selves as though we are two people at odds with each other. An on the mat yoga asana practice gives us the opportunity to practice bringing

Moments are meditation

Every day lately, it seems as though there is another challenge in staying in my meditation practice. Demands from others whose needs right now, simply cannot be put on hold. I was beginning to think that perhaps my meditation practice needed to be suspended for a brief time until thi

Yoga: awareness of being aware.

Yoga is mindful awareness. As you settle into the sensations of your breathing; the subtle adjustments and shifting of the body; the focus on the moment to moment continuum that makes up your life. That is yoga. I recently ran into a friend I had not seen in a while. She mentioned tha

Thoughts on what is deeper

I am still thinking about what it means to “go deeper” when I am on the mat. Deeper is not stretching the ends of capacity in the physical body as so often expressed in yoga classes. GO DEEPER, the instructor says, and we and our western minds immediately go to the physica

Yoga asana: deeper doesn’t mean tougher

I have often been in a yoga class where the teacher tells me I can go deeper if I would like to. Deeper meaning increasing the difficulty or pushing to the edge of ability. But does deeper have to be more difficult, more edgy? In my personal practice I have found that deeper can also

The fullness of gratitude

I have being thinking about this attitude of being grateful. Gratitude is a boundless energy. No borders, expansive. When in that encompassing space of gratitude, ego takes a back seat, anger takes a moment to rest, wanting becomes still. The other day at the meditation class, we spok

And the another journey begins

Today was the first day towards my 700 hour certification. The hope is to eventually attain an International Yoga Therapy Certification. Long way to go, but the first step is done. Martha