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Perspective as a Power Tool

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  3 Ways to Change the Way You See Things   “I kind of quit surfing when I got out of high school, but then a few years ago I started to take it up again. I’m not an expert […]

Rtucharya: Tending the Fire of the Seasons

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In Ayurveda, rtucharya describes the cycle of theseasons through the year. The word comes from the root rtu from the Vedic rtam, meaning “cosmic rhythm.” Within the great mandala of the yearly cycle, the Earth completes its orbit around the […]

Practice Makes Practice: 4 Ways to Incorporate Ritual in Daily Life

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“When I was a kid, our family used to watch Bonanza. I really liked having a Sunday night TV ritual.” —Anne Lamott My family’s TV ritual centered around Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In on Monday nights. I learned a lot from […]

Mahasivratri and Yoga

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For a yogi, Mahasivratri is the “Day/Night of Yoga,” the time to transcend, transform, and evolve.   Mahasivratri has been observed as the single most important vortex of time by the yogis and householders in India for thousands of years. […]

Shut Up and Listen: 5 Ways to Find Stillness In Chaos

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By Zoë Kors “Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” —Hermann Hesse Life can often feel like an act of survival. It’s a hyper-connected, multi-tasking, texting-tweeting-downdogging-180-degree-latte kind […]

Clean Mat. Clean Mind.

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Don’t let your down dog get stinky. The yoga mat — it’s the prized possession of the modern practitioner. Dedicated yogis know from experience that as a deep commitment to the practice develops, the mat can begin to transform into […]

Surprise: Meditation with the Radiance Sutras

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Unless you live in a cave, life is full of surprises. Even meditation is full of surprises. In the relaxation of meditation, we are often presented with mini-movies of whatever we are stressed about, including traumatic events from the past […]

Cross-Training Yoga for Hikers

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Walking is one of the best forms of low-impact cardiovascular exercise we can do on a regular basis. The hiking trails found throughout Southern California offer numerous opportunities both scenic and challenging to stretch out our legs and take a […]

Blockheads and Barbarians

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Placing your mat in class, the teacher gives you a spiteful look. You don’t know it, but her ex-husband, to whom she is paying alimony, was walking out the door as you walked in, and she saw you smile at […]

Championing Life Through Yoga Asana

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Two people – two different stories. Two parallel personal accounts of struggle, breakthrough, and a hopeful future. The catalyst for their transformation: participating in Yoga Asana Championships. Since 2003, a series of annual Regional and National Championships have been held […]

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