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Issues of Time - Hidden Mysteries of the Grandmothers

Posted on August 22, 2017 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Issues of Time

Aging and changing, the cycles of life keep moving onward in their endless progression. As a teacher of chair yoga, I see how bodies age with time. There is a trend in our society to create the illusion of agelessness, to hide or shun the natural process of aging. There seems to be a greater fear of aging than there is of death. As a woman I feel the pull of the collective in terms of appearances, compet...

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Moon Mysteries and the Red Tent

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (2)

For over a year the topic of the moon cycle has been calling to me!  The moon has long been associated with the deep emotional and psychic aspects of the feminine energy!  In the tarot the card of the moon has numerous undertones and when reversed can indicate histeria and the darker side of the human psyche.  On full moons it is said that hospitals are full and strange incidents occur.  The tides are drawn to the power of the moon and so too it is believed that the water ...

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Moon Cycles, Mother Earth, Women and Yoga Flow

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The water element, Svadistana the second within the pelvic bowl and the female reproductive system, how do these powerful forces relate to the cycles of the moon and mother earth?  The sacred power of womanhood has long been repressed in our culture.  We plug our cycles to keep moving, and pushing through our busy schedules.  The curse....some call the crimson tide of the womanly cycle.  The cycle of our birthing years runs approximately 28 days as does t...

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Meditation the Way of Mastery

Posted on December 23, 2015 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Meditation the Way of Mastery.

So we begin! 

The path has opened before you and we are at the begining of the long road towards greater understanding and self discovery.  For the beginner, meditation can be a daunting task.  Who knew there was such a plethora of noise, such a storm of excuses and so many pressing things that arise despite every intention to find solace and peace within.  The inner realm is laden with shadows, light and many colorful thoughts an...

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Come to Terms with Your Body- Ground and Connect

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Coming to Terms with Your Body

The body is the first step in your yoga practice. Many of us have walked through life in complete disregard for our bodies. Pushing, prodding and forcing our way through, treating our physical form as a machine neglecting the regular maintenance. Despite our outer focused society, where the car and the glam and the way we appear to others are a central focus, we have ironically forgotten the old adage that the body is a temple. Some cringe to think of ...

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Deconstructing the Fortress of Fear

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (1)

When asked the other day my personal opinion on the meaning of life, I without hesitation replied to love and to learn to let the walls down. It is not for me the big picture of my purpose that is so difficult but the process of living in the context of it that is a bit of the challenge. On paper it looks great, and theoretically it sounds rather simple. Live in the moment, forgive and forget, let go and sur...

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Taming the Monkey Mind

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

For many of us in this fast paced world we are plagued with an equally fast paced mind. Our thoughts can become a whirlwind as we try to juggle the many events in our schedule along with the ongoing dialogue we have with ourselves. For many of us we have been conditioned to use a judgmental style of introspection that can be very damaging.

When the mind is not critiquing our own actions and deeds it is busy evaluating the actions and conduct of other people or entities. P...

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Mood Swings- The Pendulum

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

So the pendulum swings, back and forth. For some the movement is faster and more extreme, while for others there is a slow and steady pace. Myself personally, my pendulum once moved with unruly force. I struggled greatly with the passions that were within me as a young person. It seemed my emotions were extremely high, and I was very sensitive to all manner of exterior stimuli. It has taken some time and...

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Walk Your Talk- Integrity and Honesty

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Upon the spiritual path there comes the time where the philosophy must become pragmatic, grounded in actions which reflect those ideals which have been set as intentions. This is where the walk reflects the talk. This is where we have the opportunity to use the principles and put them to good use. It has been said that faith without works is dead, and here is the great turning point. How can the ideas and values we hold, be authentically expressed in our da...

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Learning To Love

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Perhaps one of the greatest challenges in life is learning how to love. For me this has been one of my greatest learning lessons and my partner is one of my greatest teachers in life. Often, I find myself in him. Despite our many differences he is my mirror, and in him and through him I see myself more clearly. It is an interesting process, it takes a bit of time for all this powerful knowledge and understanding ...

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Zen and the Art of True Love Maintenance

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Zen and the Art of True Love Maintenance

Much of the methods for love we have learned are based upon the need for give and take. We have a conditional love that is fueled by the ego, love that is based on the receipt of certain things in order to continue. Without the satisfaction of certain prerequisites and quotas our giving begins to wane in the face of outer deficits. When our needs or ex...

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