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Declining a Christmas Pity Party

Declining a Christmas Pity Party

The following is an article by Laura Garren.  I love her honesty and hope it helps you however you feel today.  Happy Holy Days to each of you and Namaste… by Laura A. Garren             I must admit that I do not enjoy Christmas, as interpreted by popular culture and the advertising media. Furthermore, I […]

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Through a Child’s Eyes

Through a Child’s Eyes

This is from Sara Vaughn, yoga student & teacher trainee at Greenville Yoga.  A great reminder… I was sitting in car line waiting to pick up my children from a Christmas party day camp and wondering should I go in to the building or wait in car line.  I sit quietly and observe the car […]

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Same, Better, Worse?

Same, Better, Worse?

This is a question we ask our students after giving an adjustment or alternative pose in class- same, better, worse?  I started thinking about this and how important this question is in all yoga practices.  Does your yoga help you to be the same, better or worse?  With any luck, your yoga practice should help […]

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Moment to Pause

Moment to Pause

When things are bad we try to escape, blame, criticize, judge.  When things are good we wait for the “other shoe to drop.”  At what point do we stop and realize that each moment has value.  Each moment stands on its own and is an opportunity to be full present and empowered.  So often we […]

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The Patchwork Philosophy

The Patchwork Philosophy

By Laura Garren The Buddha teaches us that existence is suffering, and the cause of suffering is desire. In other words, we cannot escape suffering because we exist. We cannot escape desire, because we exist. What to do? The answer for each person is as unique as that person, I think, but we can all […]

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