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Is Your Life A Masterpiece?

I recently returned from a 5-day Yoga Nidra training with my primary teacher.  For those of you unfamiliar with Yoga Nidra, the most basic understanding is that it’s a meditation technique that has profound relaxation and healing benefits.  However, this transformational practice has other far-reaching benefits. On a deeper level, Yoga Nidra is a science […]

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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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Will You Cultivate Fear or Faith in the New Year?

What will you choose for 2017? Will it be fear or faith? Doubt or trust? When we shift our perspective, our life shifts towards our goals.   The beginning of a New Year marks a time for many of us to reflect, reevaluate, plan and hasten to take ACTION!  However, I invite each of you to […]

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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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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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Gold Fish

Better Than A Goldfish — Creating A Greater Attention Span

Think you can win a staring contest with a goldfish? Think again. According to a study done by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, US National Library of Medicine, the average attention span of a human being has dropped from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to a mere 8 seconds in 2013. Anyone want […]

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