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Tag: Reena Davis

The Warrior in You

Virabhadrasana (Warrior) I, II and III In Myths of the Asanas by Alanna Kaivalya & Arjuna van der Kooij, the mythology behind the warrior poses I, II and III is described quite poetically. I’ll give you the abbreviated version. Sati was very much in…

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Are you a Warrior or a Worrier ?

One of the challenges not only in yoga class, but in life, is to let go of the thoughts bombarding us and still the mind. Worrying doesn’t usually help us on our path. It tends to prevent us from enjoying the journey, from being…

If It Serves You

This is is a phrase you hear in many yoga classes; we yoga teachers love it. So what is meant by “if it serves you?” In the context of a yoga class, the teacher is asking that you observe what’s going on in your…

Lojong Slogan 22~If you can practice even when distracted you are well trained

This is part 22 of my series on Lojong– A Buddhist Mindfulness technique Yogis are fond of saying that the pain you feel when coming into a pose was not created by the pose – the pose simply revealed it. The same concept is…

Lojong 20: Of the two witnesses, hold the principal one

This is part 20 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind-training practice. This slogan asks us to look within to see how we are doing on our spiritual path. Often times we are tempted to ask others for their opinion, or to seek…

Ananda Balasana ~ Happy Baby

Ahhhh, happy baby. This restorative pose feels great at the end of a tough class for many of us. It is, however, a hip opener and can lengthen the spine as well. Sometimes when my back is feeling tight I take happy baby and…

Vasisthasana ~ Side Plank

Vasistha was a sage who taught King Ram, one of the avatars of Vishnu. Ram’s role on earth was to restore righteousness which had become corrupted by negative influences. Ram’s father, King Dasharatha, became concerned for his son after he returned from travels and seemed…

Wow! More awards!

What an honour! I’ve been nominated for three more awards. I’m so grateful to those who follow my blog and am always a little surprised that you find what I have to say worthy of these awards. My goal on this blog is to…

Lojong 7: Sending and taking should be practiced alternately. These two should ride the breath.

This slogan suggests that we breathe out that which we want and breathe in that which we do not want. This is opposite to what many who meditate do. The idea, though, is to create more loving-kindness in the world and toward those for…

Lojong Slogan 6: In postmeditation, be a child of illusion

Spiritual writer Brian Beresford, compares this slogan to being a conjurer. When the conjurer turns a rock into a bird, Beresford says, he and the audience see a bird, but he is aware that the bird has appeared by his own ability; he is…