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Tag: truth

The Glorification of Busy

I started back to work this week after being off on short term disability for 5 months. I was a bit nervous coming back because I knew how stressed I had been before I left and knew I never wanted to experience that again….

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I'm 50% Tupac, 50% Deepak

Someone came to my yoga class with this written on their t-shirt and I loved it! I exclaimed “That is so me!” And that is the absolute truth. You can certainly walk through the ups and downs of my life with me here on…

Living Fearlessly

This past weekend I read Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani. If you haven’t yet read it, I highly recommend it. It’s been out for a while now and I’ve been meaning to read it and then it was given to me with…

The Yoga of the Division between the Divine and the Demoniacal

In the 16th discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna speaks of the connection between ethics and spirituality. Krishna says that if we are devoid of purity, good conduct and truth we sink into darkness and become the destroyer of not only our own,…

Losing my temper, losing my faith

Yesterday I lost my temper at work. You might think that I wouldn’t lose my temper because I’m a yogi, but as I’ve pointed out on many occasions on this blog, I’m a work in progress just like every other human being on this…

Finding the sweet spot

Have you ever participated in a yoga asana class in which the teacher has asked that you ‘try easy’ or ‘ find the ease within your effort’ or something along those lines? At that moment have you been experiencing pain from holding the pose…

Before you speak

This is a simple way to practice ahimsa, non-harming, one of the yamas or restraints of yoga.

Satya

Satya is a Sanskrit word meaning truthfulness, referring to truth in thoughts, words, and deeds. As is typical in a journey with yoga, we need to start by being truthful with ourselves; which means we need to get to know ourselves completely. Practicing satya…