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Patience and Persistence

Three things can happen when a new student comes to yoga. They can try it once and you will never see them again. They try it and come back to the next class and the next and slowly become a…

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Seeing The Beauty Within You

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free” Michaelangelo After a particularly difficult yoga teacher training I vowed to never be part of that group again. So it was to my own surprise that…

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10 Weirdo Things that Yoga Teachers Say

What happens when an English teacher becomes a yoga teacher? I can tell you from experience that they (me) instead of being in the practice they just take mental notes of the weird things that yoga teachers say. In an…

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Sweet Life

The Buddhist practice of meditating on your death may seem rather grim but it also has a sweet side to it. Firstly it can make you see the impermanence of life, that everything passes and changes and therefore reminding you…

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Cultivate Your Mind

Jon Kabbat Zin in his book ‘Full Catastrophe Living’ outlines seven attitudinal factors that constitute the pillars of mindfulness. Each of them are interconnected and the practice of mindfulness asks that you if we keep cultivating these positive mind attitudes…

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Green Eyed Monster

When someone announces ¬†some good in their life, some success or triumph how do you react? Most likely if it has nothing to do with what you want, your path, goals, aspiration or dreams you are thrilled¬†and you can share…

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Spiritual Joy

Today I bought some red roses. I admire them on the hour every hour the color and beauty of them bring me so much joy. Buddhist psychology has a word for joy ‘Mudita’. Mudita means finding joy in every moment…

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