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Why And How We Set an Intention In Yoga Class

The Significance of Setting Intention in Yoga The word yoga has 2 meanings in Sanskrit: one definition is to yoke or union, as in the way we bring together the physical body and mind with postures and breathing. We also use the word yoga to describe a state of being where we do everything in life with more awareness. What we do and say to ourselves in class becomes …

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Breaking Through The Self on Earth Day

I celebrate Earth Day coming from the inside out.  Like the hatchling, I break out first.  You may see it as a crack or a hole. My specialized egg tooth is meditation; well equipped on the inside. Breathing the air deeply I ready myself to break free; the air that is within the egg.  Like the egg tooth itself, all dissolves. Then I have to peck to break out. …

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Acorns Are Teachers Of The Seeds Of Intentions

The story starts with stepping on a freshly fallen green acorn the other morning.  The initial thought was “ ouch” and “crap, summer is ending”.  Then with the acceptance and appreciation that we can never outdo nature, a lesson formed.  The acorn in question was from a white oak tree that is approximately 25 years old.  I have been privileged enough to watch this tree grow from its own self-sewn …

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Habits Feed The Fire Of Intention

As we journey to the end of 2013, the word intention is a hot button; a hot button that often goes lukewarm in the first 30 days.  But it doesn’t have to. In setting intentions, first there needs to be an awakening – accepting yourself as you are presently and knowing what it is you want to achieve.  Then you can keep the fire lit by transforming the habits …

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Set An Intention For The New Year

If you have ever built or remodeled a house or know someone who has, you know how difficult the decision process can be. Its not unusual to become wishy-washy, second guess the second guesses, or transcend into the “I don’t care anymore” arena. While walking through my friends beautiful newly built home yesterday, I found her streamlined approach to decision making remarkably simple but thoughtful- “ALL SQUARES”. Recognizing early …

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