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“Guard the Heart.” or “What’s up with the left shoulder?”

Last week in my practice, one day I was doing what I call “Earth-hugging twist.”  In this case I was lying belly-down with the left arm extended, and reaching over to the left, I rolled over to the left to open the chest/shoulder/arm. This pose is one of my “self-created” poses that I only many… Continue reading “Guard the Heart.” or “What’s up with the left shoulder?”

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Burn Your Yoga Journal

A couple of weeks ago, in what turned out to be a private lesson for the one woman who showed up, (If you need/want smaller classes and lots of personal attention, this is the time of the year for it!  Come on down!) working with her for a few minutes on her seated twist, trying… Continue reading Burn Your Yoga Journal

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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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Ignorance…or Implementation?

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras II.3: The lack of awareness of Reality, the sense of egoism or “I-am-ness”, attractions and repulsions toward objects and the strong desire for life are the great afflictions or causes of all miseries. (Taimni’s translation) The Sanskrit word translated usually as “ignorance”, but above as Taimni’s more complete translation of “lack of… Continue reading Ignorance…or Implementation?

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I Love You, I Love You, I Love You!

December is the month when in classes I lead the practice of “I Love You, I Love You, I Love You” i.e. saying that silently inside (or outside) to whatever (or whoever) is getting your attention at the moment.  What does that phrase mean?  Here’s an attempt to clarify and offer some possibilities, whether offered… Continue reading I Love You, I Love You, I Love You!

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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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WAKE UP!

“TIME TO WAKE UP!” -D.O.A., a punk rock band from the 80’s (song starts at 0:18) “It’s very easy to wake a sleeping person.  It’s very hard to wake a person pretending to be asleep.” -Amma “Awake” -movie title, currently on Netflix on the life of Paramahamsa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi (I… Continue reading WAKE UP!