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Practicing Self-Love

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We all know the "Golden Rule" - do unto others as you would have others do unto you. If you tend to be highly self-critical but more loving and compassionate with others, try flipping that around. Do unto yourself as you would do unto others. Start by just looking at the way you treat yourself, and ask yourself if you...
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Using Yoga as a Tool to do YOU

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What is your motivation for practicing yoga? Do you want to look cool by performing a posture? Or, are you using the posture to bring yourself into a more balanced, stronger, freer, more peaceful state? Yoga is meant to help you understand and transform yourself. Yoga is not something which is meant to be performed. The postures are not goals...
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How Yoga Can Help Us See Ourselves in Others

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It is not uncommon to feel different... separate... unique from others. Our struggles, our beliefs, and our perspectives can be so starkly contrasted that it may appear as though we are in fact separate, divided, and un-alike. But that is a false perception. The reality is that we are all connected, and we are all more alike than not. Through...
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The Work of Creating Peace

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It can be easy to more singularly associate peace with grace and leave out the often times awkward and actual hard work it takes to move in this lightening way. It is true that deep inside each and every person there is an inner sanctum where true peace resides. This place is still and calm, free from worry, fear, expectation,...
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Why Real Yoga Doesn’t Look Graceful

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Unlike the beautiful dance of ballet or the tango, the physical postures of Yoga are not meant to be performed as an art form. The physical postures of Yoga are meant to help us reveal imbalances in the body and help us bring the body into a more balanced state. We want to move away from pain and discomfort in...
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Extremes are Easy. Strive for Balance.

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Balance is not only essential for happiness and well-being; in the long run it actually increases productivity and success. Authentic Yoga teaches us about seeking balance - sensing just how far to move in any one direction physically or mentally. We begin within the confines of our comfort zone and slowly increase movement. If you go too far, you go...
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The Yogic Way: Transforming Our Struggles Into Awakening Freedom

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What if your own personal challenges, imperfect as they may appear, are the most perfect and powerfully direct path towards awakening freedom that authentic Yoga points toward? What if our unique body-mind sufferings are falsely and reactively judged as imperfect and the powerful opportunity for self- discovery, selfmastery and self-transformation are too often missed? Instead of avoiding, repressing, hiding, or...
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