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Sumo Wrestling and Samskara

Valentine’s Day got me thinking about ongoing relationships and the challenges of communication between two people. This applies to all relationships; our significant other, parents, children or co-workers. Have you noticed how we tend to get into habits of responding … Continue reading

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Drifting and Steering: Yoga’s Voyage

In Mark Nepo’s book “The Exquisite Risk” he says “the human journey is one of steering our way back to center over and over.” Nepo likens our journey through life and transformation to being in a canoe. “…If left alone … Continue reading

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Yoga’s niyama- Isvara pranidhana and the Night Sky

I was mesmerized by a recent documentary called The City Dark. In this POV film, the many reasons the night sky needs our preservation was revealed in the most provocative ways. Our access to the dark night sky teaming with … Continue reading

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Wrong Perception or Avidya; Yoga, I Love Lucy & Billy Collins

I love poet Billy Collins’ style of writing. He takes an ordinary occurrence and makes a crazy thing of it, spinning tales that take us down the rabbit hole in a heart-beat. He uses humor to take us to profound … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy, Saucha and the surprising Practice of “Cleanliness”

Hurricane Sandy has left her mark on so many lives here in the Northeast. The degree to which this storm has turned lives upside down goes from loss of power, loss of homes, to loss of lives. It has left … Continue reading

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Dogs, Yoga and the “Wisdom of No Escape”

Last week it was time to bathe my dog Pearl. She hates baths and it’s always a bit of an ordeal for both of us. Pearl is 12 now, so I wanted to find some small way to take her … Continue reading

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Ego: The easy way out… (or not). The yoga Klesha Asmita

  One of the five Kleshas or hindrances in Yogic philosophy is Asmita, or egoism. The word Klesha is derived from the sanskrit root Klish which means “to suffer, torment or distress- to cause trouble”. The Kleshas are the Hindrances. … Continue reading

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