Category Archives: Reflections

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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Yoga Philosophy for Everyday Life: Saucha

Celebrate Earth Day by embracing Saucha (cleanliness and purity) in your thoughts, your home and the whole world. by Laura McCorry Spring is a time fo new beginnings and for cleaning out the old cobwebbed spaces to bring in fresh … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Swadhisthana, The Sacrum

by Monique Minahan The womb. Love is made here. Life is made here. Swadhisthana is the seat of our right to feel and represents the duality (and sometimes dueling nature) of separation versus attachment, two concepts I became intimately familiar … Continue reading

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Meditation: A Yoga Teacher’s Poem

by Amy Caldwell Meditation What is the point of all this if not to be here now? How can I remember sooner when lost? Remember more often? Portals into knowing slip away separation, loneliness, depression, anxiety sometimes accompany the loss … Continue reading

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Chakra Meditation: Mooladhara, The Root

by Monique Minahan I sit on the Earth herself and hold a smooth rock in the palm of each hand. I dug them up when we moved into our house and I use them when I need extra grounding, like … Continue reading

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