REBALANCE, RECONNECT, REAWAKEN

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Be Humble

Be Humble

In this day and age true humility is a rare commodity. Around the world today, societies put on a pedestal self-promoting Big Achievers, who are...

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Right Effort

Right Effort

Right Effort is part of the Eightfold Path of the Buddha’s teaching. It suggests not pushing too hard and not going slack. I find that every day and in every situation I have to practice right effort. In every pose, every pranayama breath I must find “right tension”. It really is an art, an internal art and I caution to others in this chapter not to push too hard in their practice.

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How Speed Gets Trapped in the Body

How Speed Gets Trapped in the Body

One of my friends made a bumper sticker that read: Dare to Go Slow. In this era of speed people are likely to feel urgency and “rush hour” goes on all day long. This is unfortunate for it is only by slowing down that healing can occur. When I slow down I feel that I can heal my body and heal my relationships. Slowing down enables me to pay attention. When I slow down my breath and slow down my mind I enter into a vast open realm, just outside the pressurized speed trap of the daily grind.

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Empty Before You Begin

Empty Before You Begin

To empty is to let go. Typically we hold onto so much stuff. We hold onto ideas, belief systems, family members. We hold onto ingrained ideas about ourselves like “I am not good enough and “there is nothing I can do to change.” To empty is to let go of the old—the old paradigm, the old attitude, the old self. By emptying we become more open, more available, more in the here and now.

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