Yoga- a Way of Life

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Small Miracles

Small Miracles

Is there a greater miracle than to see through another’s eyes, even for an instant? ~Thoreau If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.  ~Longfellow Once someone is an unreal other, we lose sight of how they hurt. […]

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Lessons Learned… (I hope)

Lessons Learned… (I hope)

Due to my childhood home, I thought if I was perfect and never made mistakes that I could be free from others’ reactiveness and criticism.  As an adult, this translated as each time something would happen where I was criticized, ignored or disrespected; I would go into a depression full of self-doubt and feeling unworthy […]

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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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