Tag Archives: Yoga off the mat

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!

Sorry I haven’t written in the better part of 2 months! 😦 It’s not from not wanting to. The rest of this article might clarify a little. I hope you don’t resonate too much with it… but you probably will. … Continue reading

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Gun Control! More Thoughts on the Violence in the World (and in ourselves)

I wrote last time about doing good and it’s effects in the world, inspired by some of Amma’s guidance and teachings in November in Detroit.  Toward the end of her answer to the question posed about what we can do … Continue reading

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Keep Yoga Weird

“Freedom is responding completely to the challenges of the living moment. … Yoga is the process by which I find out the nature of my binds and keep in touch with those aspects of life that limit freedom.” -Joel Kramer … Continue reading

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Why Kirtan? (part 2)

Part of the point of kirtan (or meditation or Yoga) is to transform our consciousness from being preoccupied with the little self, or even our preoccupation with our little ideas about God, to an awakening of a bigger Self or … Continue reading

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Why Kirtan? (part 1)

“In this materialistic age, more concentration can be gained through kirtan than through meditation. Today, the atmosphere is filled with so many different kinds of sounds. Because of that, concentration will not come easily and meditation will be made more … Continue reading

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Yoga of the Environment

Recently Amma was invited to attend a climate summit entitled Protection of the Planet in Paris.  She was not able to attend because she was concluding her North American tour, but she sent a video address to the summit.  You … Continue reading

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Am I Open?

“Am I open?”  This question is not for you to answer for me, but is for my own awareness and reflection.  (You can answer it for yourself if you want:)  (Almost) Every class I ask folks to set an intention … Continue reading

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What’s so great about FEELING?!

If you’ve been to class the last couple of weeks, you know the theme has been feeling i.e. focusing on feeling, partly to move away from thinking so much, partly simply to get more anchored in the present moment instead … Continue reading

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Resistance and Excuses

“A body at rest tends to stay at rest, and a body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an external force.”  -Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion “Any excuse will do.” -Ti Harmony Though formulated … Continue reading

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