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Tag: detachment

Always be willing to let it go

When I did my yoga teacher training back in 2011 one of my teachers told us stories about coming to the West from India and being introduced to root beer. He loved root beer! It was so delicious and he couldn’t get enough of…

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Finding the wisdom to follow my integrity

The beginning of the new year has been pretty relaxed and easy. I’ve been keeping myself busy planning for life after a transplant. Not having to work my full time job this past month or so has given such an opportunity to take stock….

My function went up!

Today I was at the kidney clinic for my now weekly appointment. My function has come up to 8%. I never thought 8 would sound like a good number, but once you get to 6 it seems fantastic! When my function dropped to 6%…

Sun Salutes are back In my life!

Yesterday I did about 6 sun salutes. It was my first time since having the fistula surgery on June 14. I was pretty sure they would be ok because I’ve been able to get on hands and knees with no discomfort and my arm…

The Yoga of the Division of the Three Gunas

In the 14th discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, we learn about the qualities of the Gunas, satva, rajas and tamas. The three gunas are influential on all of us and it is said in this discourse, that without knowledge of the gunas we live…

The Yoga of Wisdom

Today’s meditation: spoken guided meditation for pain and sickness.  The fourth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita begins with Lord Krishna explaining that he is reborn into the world when dark forces begin to rise up and he is needed to restore peace, order and…

You need the shadows to appreciate the light

I was speaking to a couple of students from my morning yoga class before we started today and commented about how great the weather was today. I said “I wish it could be like this all through winter”. The gentleman I was speaking to…

Hard Lessons

Through life we are introduced to a wide variety of people. Some we feel instantly connected to, others over time we grow to love and still others we find very hard to be around. It’s often said that the people in our lives who…

Yoga and Grief

Image from www.glutenfreegigi.com I have a friend going through a very tough time right now. Her best friend, like a sister really, is dying. She has said her heart feels empty. Her experience is heartbreaking, immeasurably sad. And yet it’s something that everyone goes…

You Can't Unscramble Eggs

My friend was given this piece of advice and posted it to Facebook this morning. I like this phrase. It’s simple but it says a lot. We all have regrets and make mistakes. It’s part of being human. We don’t have to keep living…