Category Archives: Reflections

The Moose In the Middle of the Road

by Laura McCorry It’s been said that life is about the journey, not the destination – but if you’re traveling with a toddler, just packing for the journey can feel like outfitting a polar expedition. Getting on the road with … Continue reading

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Yogi Reads: The Tao of Wu

by Olivia Cecchettini Hughes The Tao of Wu by The RZA Editor’s Note: Congratulations and welcome back to Olivia who took a break from this monthly column to get married!!! We wish you all the best on this new journey … Continue reading

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Minimalism and Yoga

by Laura McCorry I’m still rather new to minimalism. I love the concept – a clutter-free home that invites both unexpected guests and private relaxation. But the practice of de-owning often feels overwhelming and exhausting. In July, I was invited … Continue reading

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Life is Fragile: A Yoga Teacher’s Poem

by Amy Caldwell Life is fragile enjoy each day make time to be grateful joyful playful We know this life is temporary why not live like it’s our last day Be kind love see the good don’t sweat the small … Continue reading

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The Art of Standing Still

guest poem by Tiffany Brown I realized sometime recently that I had lost this. This ability to sit. Stand. Be. Still. I am moving, texting, calling, playing. Always. I often put down the tech for the joy of real life … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Sahasara, the Crown

by Monique Minahan I settle into my seat under a moon that’s full and bright, mentally laying out all the chakras I’ve worked with up to now.  In the center, I leave a space for my practice tonight, sahasara.Sahasara is … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Vishuddi, The Throat

by Monique Minahan The birds are chirping even though it’s still dark. This kind of silence – the kind that isn’t devoid of noise but rather full of presence – is the backdrop for my practice today. Physically located at … Continue reading

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Mantra Monday: Spiritual Survival

by Olivia Cecchettini I turn on the news and all I hear is violence and it stuns my heart because I have cultivated a life of peace. It’s astounding to me that we are still killing each other over race, … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Anahata, The Heart

by Monique Minahan I place my left hand on my heart and on top of that layer my right. I don’t move until I feel that familiar thump-thump beating under my hands, as subtle or as strong as it may … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Manipura, The Navel

by Monique Minahan I invite my body into some gentle asana next to a dwindling fire. Only after movement do I find the stillness necessary to enter the city of jewels, manipura chakra; mani meaning jewel and pura meaning city. Now focused, I contemplate … Continue reading

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