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Gratitude

Gratitude

Eastern philosophy has designed several practices to help us develop our yoga. Among these various disciplines, perhaps one of the most powerful is simply feeling and expressing gratitude. Remember that yoga really translates as “anything that unites us with the Divine,” so if we think […]

Esteem

Esteem

I keep coming across fitness and yoga “professionals” who are having public breakdowns over not living up to their projected ideals.  The pressures these people are under to deliver an image and product that matches some social fantasy about health and happiness eventually becomes too […]

Yoga Psychology in our Self-Obsessed Age

Yoga Psychology in our Self-Obsessed Age

In yoga philosophy, something is either spiritual or material. Spiritual things are considered permanent and peaceful; material things are impermanent, and agitated. Everything our brain generates — our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors — is considered material, a part of our material Ego. The original forms of yoga were created […]

New Students Make Me Angry

New Students Make Me Angry

New yoga students make me so angry. Well, maybe not all new students, just a lot of them, like the two newbies who came to my class last night. These girls repeated a predictable pattern I’ve seen countless times before. What’s the pattern? They were […]

Begging to be Liked and Loved

Begging to be Liked and Loved

OK, so maybe you kill yourself working out. You try to present yourself as a positive, growth oriented person.  You’re even willing to reveal a bit of your personal life on Instagram if that will get you noticed.  Do you finally feel loved?  Have your […]