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The nature of practice refers to any skill we want to learn, from how we treat our family members to developing a unique talent to the work we do in the world.  The Yoga practice is much like cultivating a garden. That which we’re attending to will grow with steady attention. Steady improvement comes from...
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Child’s pose. Assuming the attitude of a child often frees us from the need to know everything. We are each individual eco systems, like little terrariums. For sustained well being, we need to understand how to feed and care for our unique selves.  This requires learning to listen. How it feels on the inside always...
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Practice and All is Coming ~Pattabhi Jois He didn’t say “practice anywhere you want and all is coming.” I’m saying that. For the record. A new teacher training student called this morning. She asked me a question I get asked a lot. She asked if it was ok if she practices at a another local...
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When ‘Eat Pray Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert came out two years ago, it spoke to thousands upon thousands of people, including me. As a result, I conceived yoga retreats to Italy last June and Bali last month while joining my first teacher, Sherri Baptiste’s journey through India last October (www.powerofyoga.com). I have recently concluded my...
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Over the weekend my husband Will and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by driving south on highway one and having lunch on the edge of the Big Sur coast overlooking the ocean. I’m telling him about a review I read of a book by anthropologist, Helen Fisher on the origin of romantic love. She states...
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I am spending these last days of 2008 in my basement… cleaning, paring down… And being thankful. And here is how it began: Three and a half years ago while Liam was a baby, I had had just moved into our new house and had to take a quick trip to Portland. A little uncomfortable...
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I spent Thanksgiving weekend with my in-laws on the Suwannee River in Florida on their pontoon boat looking for manatees. And I haven’t been on a boat since my trip to India last month. My father-in-law has lung cancer and he has just discovered that it has traveled to the kidneys and liver. He was...
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The first days of summer have presented me with a very clear theme through such events as the recall of red toxically painted Thomas the Trains made in China, (which means that James #5, my son Liam’s favorite, could potentially poison him), a no-holds-barred geyser in the front yard from a broken pipe at 2am...
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This was written by my father in his journal after Thanksgiving dinner in 1997. I believe at this point he knew he had cancer. I found it two days after he died of cancer when we were deciding what his headstone should say. Tonight Eleanor, Jennifer, Stephanie, Kelsey Lynn, Rebecca and two of Rebecca’s friends,...
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