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Tag: spiritual bravery

Sthira and Sukha~opposing forces that bring balance

Sthira is a sanskrit word meaning steady, strong, resolute and firm. Sukha translates as gentle, easy, joyful, agreeable and good. When using these words in relation to our yoga asana practice it denotes firming our muscles, using the core muscles to hold ourselves steady…

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Chase the Sensation

In yoga asana when we experience discomfort we often want to back away from it. We want to ease the discomfort by coming out of the pose rather than experiencing it, going into it deeply, and allowing it to dissolve naturally. When we chase…

Lojong Slogan 26 ~ Don't Ponder Others

This is part 26 of my series on Lojong, Buddhist Mind-training. This slogan asks that rather than comparing ourselves and our circumstances to others, we simply experience our lives. We look at ourselves with objectivity, not dwelling on the faults or the virtues. To…

Be brave

Mine is not an easy yoga asana class. At the start of a new session I let participants know that I am going to stress them out in order to teach them how to better manage stress. I challenge them physically, for sure; many…