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What is “Namaste”?

I just found out that a friend of mine who I haven’t seen in years is going through a very challenging part of her life. So I thought I would spend some time meditating on her and sending her light and love. I started by calling to attention a warm feeling of joy. Then, I […]

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Yoga Mama – From birth to 2 months

Arjun has arrived! Here he is a few days after his birth, remarkably, already practicing mudras and padmasana 🙂 Yoga served me well in birth. At 1pm on June 19, I posted this on my facebook: “Doing a group meditation starting at 1pm today for our soon to be born son. If you have a […]

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Love

You cannot manufacture love. It appears before us only through a natural process. But know that everything in creation bears the seed of love; in fact, is love itself. And in time, each thing will be freed to reveal that true nature, evidently to the world.

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Making changes? Check your situation.

If you want to change something about yourself, like habits, perspective, lifestyle or character, make sure you put yourself in an environment that supports the change. For example, say  you wanted to cool yourself down. If you were standing in the middle of a fire, you wouldn’t have much success. You might be able to […]

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Hanging with the right crowd

In highschool, my bedroom wall was covered with things I had pinned up for fun and inspiration. One of them was a magazine clipping with this quote: “Be careful how you choose your friends. You become who they are.” Now in my 30’s, I’ve found that wisdom has held up through the test of time. […]

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Tree Huggers

Tree Huggers know that trees are as much our brothers in this life as our human brothers. To feel that connection is a beautiful thing.

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Why eradicate ego?

This quote came to my attention while I was visiting the Divine Life Society in Rishikesh, India. It stopped me in my tracks. So simple and so profound: “Air rushes in where there is a vacuum. So too, the Absolute rushes in where there is no ego.” -Sri Swami Sivananda

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Life vs. Yoga Life

In life, first you enjoy the pleasure, then feel the pain. In yoga life, first you feel the pain, then enjoy the pleasure.

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Take it easy peasy.

It’s good to have intention in your asana practice, but don’t struggle too much. You’ll lose the beauty and essence of your practice: the ability to stay relaxed while in action, the body under complete control of the mind. Ironically, easing off of a pose slightly will actually help you coax your muscles to go […]

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How sweet it ain’t.

I was having brunch with a friend about a month ago and noticed she was putting artificial sweetner in her coffee. I told her that stuff makes me jittery and puffy and a bit airheaded (attractive!) and so I avoid it. I’ve also seen a few documentaries and read up on the links artficial sweetners […]

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