High sensitivity has almost come to feel like a buzz word, thrown around the internet like the newest diet fad. Except it isn’t a fad, it’s genetics. But you might not yet know that. So what does it mean to be highly sensitive? First, some facts: High sensitivity is a neutral, genetic trait. It’s…

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30 (one) Days of Yoga 0

January 2, 2010

Another year is upon us, and resolution season has begun.  I almost never make resolutions, because it’s hard for me to see New Year’s Day as different from any other day or starting point.  So this year, instead of resolving to do something, I’ve simply decided to do yoga everyday for the month of January. …

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Days two and three 0

January 4, 2010

Well, it was time to leave Utah and start the 13+ hour drive back to San Diego, which we decided to pursue over two days. On Saturday, January 2nd, I decided to get up early and practice my asanas before sitting in a car the rest of the day. I thought since I practiced the…

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Back into the groove of the real world here in San Diego.  Ah, what a breath of fresh air.  I love it when I’m happy to be back from vacation, however wonderful that vacation was. As usual for Monday morning, I taught a 6am class.  My class changed for the new year from a beginner…

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My body hurts today. Running four miles on day three after sitting for seven hours in a car was probably not such a good idea.  (Especially since I haven’t run more than three miles in about two months).  Working Taraksvasana A with an injured back, followed up by a stiff, three hour nap was probably…

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I had the perfect day planned. I ate my homemade granola, drank a good mug of coffee while reading the vampire book to not be mentioned (my husband would freak out if he realized I was reading it–eek–again), and did a little housework.  Then I loaded my car with a yoga mat, journal, slackline and…

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Are you willing to give up all you have for your spiritual growth? This is the question that Gates posed to me today.  He says that giving up all we know and all we have in order to pursue the pearl that is our spiritual growth is the fundamental truth and power behind asteya, or…

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Today was a long day, blessed by the beautiful energy yoga practice creates. I teach two 6am classes per week; one on Monday and one on Friday (today). Waking up at 5:15am is not something I’ve ever enjoyed doing, though I’ve done it before–I was once co-head chef at a small cafe that opened with…

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When life on or off the mat gets stressful, sad, or troubled, are you able to laugh and find comfort in the fact that the loving universe will provide? Ernest Holmes said, “Our vision is beclouded and the pathway of our progress is obstructed until we come to know that God can and does express…

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Day 10: The posture never ends 0

January 11, 2010

I love the message that Rolph Gates talked about today in “Meditations from the Mat.”  He reminds us that in a vinyasa yoga practice, the posture never really ends–that the transitions are postures in and of themselves.  So often, we pay attention only to the postures and not the transitions.  This is also true in…

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When it rains, it pours. Or so they say.  I’ve written a lot about looking for more ways to make money, and finally sitting down and meditation on brining abundance into my life.  Well, it’s here.  As I weigh my options, I’m already worried about over-commitment, which is something I’ve been accused of in the…

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Day 12: Moderation 0

January 13, 2010

The Yoga Sutras state, “When the practitioner is firmly established in continence, knowledge, vigor, valor, and energy flow to him.”   Today, Gates talked about the yama of brahmacarya, or to “walk with God.”  Although this yama is often translated as chastity, it’s more of a call to practice moderation, or temperance, in every aspect…

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