Tag Archives: Raja Yoga

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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Blooming attachment!

The other day, after finishing teaching a private class, my student snipped a few blooms from her garden for me to take home and enjoy. What a lovely surprise! I was already content after the class, but this was such a nice bonus. I gingerly laid the fresh cut flowers in the back of my […]

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The economy of asanas

Practicing asanas, we learn how to be “energy economists” who know how to best spend our body’s energy to get the best result. The first step is to know the main purposes of the poses you’re doing. Then it’s easy to decide where you can cut unnecessary spending of energy and which body parts need […]

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Conviction

“When the convictions are clear and strong, you take up something, and nothing can shake you.” These are some words of wisdom from my teacher, Prahlada. You’ve probably experienced this – a time when you were clear in your feelings of what exactly you needed to do, and even the biggest obstacles couldn’t stop you. […]

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