August

Month Archive
i-Happy

i-Happy

The other day, Claire and I were walking up the stairs.  She looked at me and said, “I happy mommy.”  Just a simple statement.  No follow-up, no expectations.  We weren’t doing anything special, just walking up the stairs holding hands. Many times in our lives we focus on what is not right and we miss […]

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Truth

Truth

I tend to think Stephen Colbert has it right when he calls truth “truthiness”.  We often think that the truth is permanent and never changing.  However, the inverse is actually the reality.  Here are two examples in which the truth is ever shifting: This first example is beautifully stated by Aadil Palkhivala in his book […]

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Namaste~ Seeing the Divine

Namaste~ Seeing the Divine

Students sometimes ask me why we say “Namaste” as a closing to our yoga practice. I usually explain that in India, where yoga originated, Namaste is a traditional salutation or greeting. Used in this way, Namaste is much like the word “Aloha”, in Hawaii, which is often used as a salutation of hello or goodbye. […]

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Yoga and Religion

Yoga and Religion

When we first decided to open North Main Yoga, our teacher asked us if people here would be accepting of yoga.  He had heard stories of churches in the South condemning yoga.  Luckily, we had heard no such stories and opened our school with a little blind faith that people would quickly see that yoga […]

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