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how to know something

Yoga explores the faultiness of perception, and Ayurveda provides the path to maintaining sensory perception, clarity of thinking, and ease of vehicle (body) for our spirit, but we are often still wrong. Preferences, limited experience, lack of opportunity, systemic bias – all of these coalesce to cloud our vision. For our pursuit of self-awareness and clarity of perception, there are three ways we can know something...

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when yoga students go rogue

It’s such a delicate balance between cultivating respect for your offering and encouraging them to hone their inner teacher. It’s difficult to tell students that they are their own best teacher and then get upset when they're not following your directions to the T, so maybe just eliminate that phrase from you repertoire. Here are some phrases that have worked for me…

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cultivating curiousity in your practice

When you’re new to yoga or meditation, it’s often anything but calm in your mind. It’s frequently panicked, judgmental, confused, sad or angry. These are base coping mechanisms of our ego that may serve short term survival functions, but long term, keep us from accessing a sense of general calm and compassion in our lives.

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mindfulness in the workplace

The premise of mindfulness could be viewed as threatening to productivity if bosses see mindfulness and meditation as simply actively choosing to do less. As much as I can offer their employees some tools, the initiative has to come from the top to see a culture of mindfulness and wellness as choosing to focus on less and allocate attention and ultimately do everything with less stress and improved clarity and creativity.

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