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Finding Mindfulness In My Totaled Car

So that is a picture of my car after someone crashed into it.  The driver was probably texting when she managed to rip the front bumper completely off.  She even broke the frame.  Fortunately, she opted to leave a note and when I called her first words were “I know you don’t want to hear this but there’s not a …

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Yoga Is Everywhere: Mindfulness In Modern Life

For the entirety of my career as a yoga instructor, I have been pretty allergic to the common limitations that are put on yoga as a physical and spiritual practice.  I recognize the lineage of yogic traditions in relation to meditation, and as a basic value system to improve your overall happiness.  I also agree with a good deal of …

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Five Ways Yoga Can Help Cure Your Instant Gratification Addiction

I like to use this analogy in my classes:   One day I was sitting at a coffee shop doing some work when I noticed that my chair was skidding, ever-so-slowly– or more appropriately, being dragged– to one side.  I looked down to find my eight-pound Chihuahua-dachshund mix, leashed to my chair leg struggling with all his tiny might to …

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Overcoming Meditation Obstacles

As a beginning meditator, there are a variety of factors to discuss as far as the condition of your meditation practice. Take the above photo of our clean apartment vs. our cluttered apartment to introduce the context of this topic.   In the pre-cleaning photo you can see all of our big kid toys (yoga blocks, foam rollers, lacrosse balls, …