Yoga- a Way of Life

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

Two Sides of the Same Coin

By Laura Garren The Talmud says we see things not as they are, but as we are. This concept is an important reminder that each person has his or her own perspective, and two people might have a different perspective about the same event, interaction, or idea. I recently have seen this difference in action […]

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Advice for Teachers on Perfection

Advice for Teachers on Perfection

My acupuncturist once said to me, “If we waited until we were perfect, there would never be any teachers in this world.”  This statement has been resounding in my head loud and clear lately.  Sometimes I feel as though I shouldn’t teach because I haven’t dealt with strong feelings of unworthiness that can swallow me […]

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Yoga = Union

Yoga = Union

The word Yoga comes from the root “yuj” which means to yoke together.  It is commonly translated as union.  Hatha Yoga in particular comes from the root “ha” meaning sun and “tha”meaning moon.  Hatha Yoga is movement based Yoga that is meant to balance energy (solar) and calm (lunar).  If we look at these definitions, […]

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Being Like Water

Being Like Water

I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did… It is beautiful. by Laura Garren “Learn this from the waters:/In mountain clefts and chasms,/Loud gush the streamlets,/But great rivers flow silently.” After reading these words from the Buddha, I reflected on being like water. The thought was like a small pebble falling into […]

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Time to Evolve

Time to Evolve

There is no timeline for spiritual growth.  There is no right or wrong way to grow.  There is no set place to end up… At timesI think back to my twenty year old self and am completely embarrassed.  The choices I made.  The friends I hurt.  I cannot believe I am the same person.  I […]

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