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May 11, 2018

Courage has many faces.

The most visible face of courage, and the one that we tend to value most, is the kind found in front-page headlines or on the big screen. Heroes have it,…
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April 4, 2018

Beginner’s Mind, Master’s Journey.

In his classic book, “Mastery,” American aikido expert George Leonard details the beginner’s approach on the journey to mastery: For most of us, this simple example is a good analogy…
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March 10, 2018

Yoga Naturally

For many of us, we actually started doing yoga naturally at a very early age, although maybe unconsciously. Watch a child when they wake up. Watch how they introduce movement…
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February 7, 2018

Focus and “in-tense-ity”.

Metaphors for life are often found in our yoga practice, and those of us who come to yoga stiff or weak, are only too familiar with “confronting our edges”. In…
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January 6, 2018

Belly “mind” and intuition.

As hatha yogis, we are typically body centric. Our world revolves around the “human” temple, and all the nuance having a body implies - senses, emotions, mind, movement, stillness, touch...…
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December 5, 2017

Camels are unexpected sages

When looking at the origins or meanings in the names of yoga asana, especially in those named after animals, it is often easy to find clues that are sometimes literal,…
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November 2, 2017

In a groove or stuck in a rut?

On our journey towards a consistent hatha yoga practice, we often encounter obstacles that break our “flow”, where the momentum we feel building inside us, in terms of health, intelligence,…