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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 …

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Everyday Meditation Tips

In the last post I discussed how everyday meditation doesn’t need to be restricted to the perfectly Zen, pigeon-holed variety popularized in memes and Instagram photos of people in blissful quiet contemplation.  You don’t need to sit deep in the jungle/desert/forest contemplating life to see the benefits of your meditation practice.  This post will be a little bit shorter, but …