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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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No Posts For Two Weeks? What Kind Of Blogger Are You Anyway??!

Great question, thanks for asking. For the last two weeks, I’ve found myself in something of a self-imposed state of writer’s block. On one hand I’ve been doing lots of fun activities with my lovely girlfriend and my cute little dog; on the other hand, I’ve been intentionally avoiding writing in any form, partially due to fear. Up to this …

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Yoga Is Everywhere: Mindfulness In Modern Life

For my entire career as a yoga instructor I have been pretty allergic to 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 the conventional yoga …

Overcoming Meditation Obstacles

Clean Mind vs. Cluttered Mind 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 begin the context of this conversation. In the pre-cleaning photo you can see all of our big kid toys (yoga blocks, …