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Dance in the Fire of Transformation

I leave this morning for a week-long Yoga training in the mountains of Colorado with my teacher. When I tell people this most often I hear, “Oh, that will be fun.” And I mildly cringe inside because it’s never been what I’d describe as fun. These trainings are similar to willingly sitting in a fire […]

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3 Things You Can Do to Change the World

About 10 years ago, Deepak Chopra was asked in an interview, “What do you think is the biggest disconnecting factor – what is disconnecting us from our personal powers to make things happen?” Although a decade ago, his answer still rings true today. “It takes a certain crisis in the world to make us realize […]

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Heaviness of Depression, Lynsie McKeown Blog

Uninvited Bed Partner

This morning I woke groggy and with a heaviness blanketing my whole body I had not felt in some time. Looking at the time I growled at myself for taking the luxury of sleeping in, immediately my mind raced to how I’d have less time for my practice. How would I ever get to where […]

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Rediscovering Pleasure in Summertime

Summertime is a time to be fully awake, to let our senses come alive to all the offerings laid out before us.   Our skin glows from the warm bosom of the Sun, driving with windows down we feel Breeze run her fingers through our hair, sweet smells of cut grass and honeysuckle intermingle in an […]

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True Reflection

Can You See Your True Reflection?

How many of us see ourselves clearly? Can we honestly look in the mirror and see with clarity what is being reflected back at us? Krishna Das uses the analogy of looking into a dirty mirror. When we look into this mirror covered in dirt and thick grime we see mostly the filth that covers […]

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How The Beetle Saved the Minister, The Gift of Yoga

There is a common misconception in the West that advanced yoga consists of twisting oneself into contortionist style poses that can impress even the most seasoned yogi and cause envy and awe on Instagram.  However, to be clear, this is not advanced yoga.  This is advanced asana.  There is a difference.  Asana is only the […]

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Seasons

Honor The Journey

As we edge toward the cusp of spring we cannot help but to feel the lightness that comes with renewal, the excitement of new beginnings with each shade of green and pastel color bursting forth from soil, limb and sky. However, even as the harsh nip of winter fades away. We are quick to forget […]

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We Are Each Other’s Sun

Even After All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, “You Owe Me.” Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky. ~Hafiz of Persia I often share a short story or a poem at either the beginning or end of yoga class. Every time I read this beautiful […]

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Finding Joy

Finding Joy

I posted this picture of my good friend and me earlier this week right before attending a 70’s Disco party. I can see the joy on my face and it’s been a long while since I’ve seen that smile looking back at me. But here I am, seeing sometime coming forth from within me that […]

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Fire Pit

Stoking The Embers of Our Desires

Itzhak Perlman is one of the finest violinists alive today. Several years ago, Perlman agreed to attend a charity reception after one of his concerts in Vienna. Tickets for the champagne reception were sold for the equivalent of five hundred American dollars per guest. At the reception, while the guests mingled, Itzhak Perlman stood in […]

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Spider Web

The Connection: Fascia, Yoga, and Breath

Once consider inconsequential, fascia is gaining new interest from traditional medical and holistic sciences. So what the heck is it and why is it so important? Fascia is a very densely woven, specialized system of fibrous connective tissue that forms a 3-dimensional extracellular web throughout our bodies. It covers and infuses every muscle fiber, bone, […]

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108 Ruminations

ruminate [roo-muh-neyt] Verb ruminated, ruminating. to chew again or over and over. to meditate or muse; ponder. When used as a noun, rumination becomes a thoughtful, lengthy and intent consideration. Synonyms often used are contemplation, musing, reflection, pondering, reflection, thoughtfulness. Or my personal favorite, “to chew the cud”. A lovely little Southern expression I like […]

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