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Resistance

“Looking at resistance can reveal the nature of mind, for what we are resisting is often the very thing we say we want.” -Joel Kramer The past month plus in class, the topic of the reading has been resistance (under “Mental Aspects” of yoga practice. About two weeks into the reading (reading a paragraph each… Continue reading Resistance

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Focusing Energy, positively

“Yoga develops the ability to focus energy into specific areas….Learning to focus energy with great depth and precision is a vital part of yoga that is often not emphasized (so I, Ti, am emphasizing it for some time in my classes). This ability [depends] on a quality of mind that is able consciously to sense… Continue reading Focusing Energy, positively

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Put It in Your Calendar

“It’s so easy to let life get in the way (of yoga practice).” -Susan, my longest-time yoga student (20+ years) Me to a student: “You’re being very regular in class (after not being regular for many months).” Her: “I put it in my calendar!” She went on to say that her life is driven by… Continue reading Put It in Your Calendar

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VOTE! …but not JUST in the election!

(If you’ve had enough of the election AND have already voted, feel free to skip to the 5th paragraph, noted below.  If you HAVEN’T voted yet and are not sure if you are going to, read it all, and then vote!) Of course, early voting has begun and you can vote now through Nov. 5… Continue reading VOTE! …but not JUST in the election!

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The Lesser of Two Evils

(Note to the reader:  As much as I tried to be inspired to write about something other than politics, I failed, and this writing is political in nature.  It is the season, I guess.  If you want to avoid that, feel free to just stop reading now.  I write this piece primarily for those of… Continue reading The Lesser of Two Evils

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Reflections on this Time With Amma

I’ve been going to be with Amma, my Teacher, twice a year for 19 years now and was with her in DC (Alexandria, just across the freeway from the Pentagon) last weekend.  One thing hasn’t changed.  She still gives darshan (hugs) for at least 10 hours a day the first day and night in any… Continue reading Reflections on this Time With Amma