Category Archives: AYURVEDA

Embodiment

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” -Buddha The spiritual path is one that can lead to constant seeking. If we are looking outside of ourselves for fulfillment, we will look for it in everything: our jobs, our relationships, our material wealth, and…
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The Journey In

"And you? When will you being that long journey into yourself?” - Rumi Here we are, one month into 2021 - ready for new beginnings, leaning towards hope, and desperate for our world to heal. I’m sure I am not alone when I say that this year so far has been exhausting. I often find…
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Conscious Creativity

Our creativity is born from our desire to perpetuate life. When we create something, whether it be a piece of music, a gourmet meal, or a social media post, we are affirming to the universe that we are capable of manifestation. It is the life force energy, or prana, that rides on our breath and is…
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Lessons and Blessings

“Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say.” -Alice Walker Gratitude is not only healing, it is the pathway to abundance. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, it is easy to put a lens on what isn’t right this year. Many of us aren’t traveling, communing with family, or…
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Fierce Compassion

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” - Dalai Lama We often think of virtues like love and compassion to be qualities of softness and receptivity but there is a fierceness we need to abide in them fully. To anchor ourselves in the space of our hearts is…
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Breaking Open

Dear Friends, "You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”  - Rumi Just because our hearts break does not mean they are meant to close down. The breaking is what cracks us open. Loving is not always easy. It requires a capacity to feel a whole range of feelings and not shut down as…
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Where the Light Comes In

“The wound is the place where the light enters you” Rumi One of the things that inspires me most about yoga postures are that they are a powerful metaphor for life. Some poses elicit feelings of joy, comfort, and ease while others can bring up frustration, fear, and anxiety. The poses themselves are neutral but…
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October Newsletter: A Call to Practice

“Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break, and with devotion.”   Sutra 1:14 When things get challenging, our practice is often the first to go. It’s in these experiences, that shake the ground beneath us, that actually call for us to step on our mats. This is when we…
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The Transience of Autumn

“It is when we are in transition that we are most completely alive.” -William Bridges Fall is such a powerful reminder of transience of all things. For those of us who thrive in the warmth and light of summer there is a twinge of heartache comes with the arrival of shorter days and cooler weather.…
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Why Being Spiritual Does not Mean Being Perfect

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.”  -Friedrich Nietzsche Yoga is a path of self-reflection and self-exploration, not self-perfection. I’ve thought a lot about the discipline that comes with living a life based on spiritual principles, and how easy it is to fall into the trap of perfectionism.  We might…
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