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40 Days of Yoga: Day 20

Patience. Something I’ve been exploring during this week of equanimity. And something that has brought me great reward. After the gigantic realization that I tend to push myself too hard, courtesy of my injured hamstring, I learned the importance of backing off when enough is enough, and giving something the time and space it needs … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 19

As we breathe during yoga, we focus on how we can create more space in the body. We breathe space into our belly, space into our rib cage, space into our necks and shoulders, and space around our hearts. We fill all of these discovered spaces with prana, life force, so that we may have … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 18

Still on the topic of equanimity, an observation from today: I feel like there is a component of empathy involved in equanimity. That isn’t to say there’s attachment or living in the past, but there’s a deeply human component that’s stronger than sympathy. Maybe it’s about feeling the oneness of humanity, and by empathizing we … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 17

Picking right up where I last left off – a little discussion on how equanimity plays into our relationships. Although equanimity does lead to balance and awareness through an internal calm, it is not at the expense of the external world. That’s where the key word “awareness” comes in. With an equanimitous mind (yes, I’ve … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 16

My husband and I got into a very interesting conversation about equanimity following my last post. He brought up two rather intriguing points: 1 – although everything we need is within, everything we want is without, and 2 – why should we strive for being satisfied with just ourselves when it’s the relationships we build … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 15

Day 15 marks the beginning of Week Three of 40 Days of Yoga, the week of Equanimity. In a lot of ways I feel as though the concept of equanimity is difficult to explain. But in the moment when you experience it, you wonder how you might have ever lived without it. Following an inspirational … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Bonus Post

During Week Two of 40 Days of Yoga, I’ve been focusing on getting more vegetables in my diet. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as often as I can, I’m adding wilted, braised, steamed – you name it – dark leafy greens to my meal. The conclusion that I’ve come to is all restaurants should have … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 14

My yoga practice is sacred to me. I realized just how true this was as I rushed through traffic on Day 14 trying desperately to make it to class on time (anxiety and desperation in the face of adversity – not very yogic, but that’s a topic for another day). Being in class on time … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 13

Day 13, and I’m dealing with an injury. Somewhere along the way, I pulled my hamstring, and I have been reluctant to accept it. I really wanted to find out where the hang up was to being at peace with what is (injured), so I’ve been doing a bit of investigating. Here is what I … Read More

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40 Days of Yoga: Day 12

Tagging on to my last post, I thought I’d take the moment to encourage all you readers to spend some time thinking about what you might need in order to feel your best. Truly, when was the last time you asked yourself, “What does my ideal day look like?” Don’t say, “Sipping mai tais in … Read More

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