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Why You Should Memorize the Ashtanga Sequence

The number one reason people give me, for why they do not want to start Ashtanga, is they do not want to memorize the sequence. Memorization has never been an…
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Forgiveness + Responsibility

You can forgive someone and hold them responsible. You can love someone and seek justice for that person's abhorrent actions. People often use Jesus as an example of forgiveness. Well,…
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Lessons From a Drunk Spiritual Teacher

There is a story about a drunk spiritual teacher told in some tantra and wisdom traditions. For the purpose of this blog, I will paraphrase it and make it super…
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My Answer To Kino: Would You Still Love Me If I Don’t Handstand Anymore?

Photo By Wanda Koch Kino posted an article today, "Would You Still Love Me If I Don't Handstand Anymore?" My answer is "yes" because I do not choose teachers based…
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Yogini’s Path To Motherhood

Liat Pakes by Kelly Levy Photography Guest Post by Liat Pakes As of today, I have been practicing one year of motherhood. I never thought that this role would suit…
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The Importance of Community in Spiritual Awakening

Community, if we allow it AND we do the work, can wake us up. They trigger us. I am not saying that you should surround yourself with people that trigger…
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My New Year Wishes For the Yoga World

Forgiveness:  Jack Kornfield can say it better than me. "Like the practice of compassion, forgiveness does not ignore the truth of our suffering.  Forgiveness is not weak. It demands courage and integrity. Yet…
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Random Ashtanga Stuff That Has Been Driving Me Up The Wall

I have been reading and hearing some stuff that I just want to speak to. You may not care but it will be cathartic for me. If you agree or…
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The Gift of Not Fitting In

Not fitting in makes you question life and it wakes you up. Usually, it is not until we see or experience something outside of the norm that we question normalcy…
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What do Kapotasana and Swimming Have in Common?

Bear with me. Like your yoga practice, this story is going some where. When I was in college, I took a beginner swim class. At the end, my teacher told…
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