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Some Sacred Concepts

September 11 (an interesting start date this particular blog)-16, 2022 “Reality is more sacred to me than my most sacred concept.” -Amrit Desai It would be nice if we could all say what Amrit Desai said and mean it. We would have a much better human condition on the...

Everything Is Already OK?

August 3-17, 2022 “Everything is OK, things are already alright. Nothing to change. Nothing to improve. Just relax.” -from Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope On page 92 of that text, Cope, one of my first Yoga teachers (who was initially a...

Namaste?

June 20-27, 2022 Belated Happy International Day of Yoga (Summer Solstice, June 21). It seems appropriate to be working on this particular blog at this time in the calendar. Some of you may have noticed that I stopped saying, “Namaste” at the end of my classes a few...
Yoga On the Mat Is Getting Harder

Yoga On the Mat Is Getting Harder

December 16-17, 2021 One woman recently commented that the bow pose was pretty easy for her, and I said that sometimes we can easily get to the bony limitations in the poses, though the number of those poses for me are becoming fewer and fewer. A long time student and...

Yoga is Stressful … OR Yoga as Stress-Reduction

Yoga is Stressful … OR Yoga as Stress-Reduction

October 28-November 1, 2021 “Yoga is stressful.”“Yoga is stressful?”“At least the way that you do it!” -a piece of my inner dialogue during my asana practice this morning A little later, I read this tidbit: “I tell students who are studying to be teachers, ‘Don’t be a...

“I Want…”

“I Want…”

July 7-22, 2021 I suggested and helped give a particular hip-shift to a student in the on-the-back twist in class earlier in the month. After she was in the pose for a little while after that, she said, “So you want this hip to move back?” After thinking for a moment,...

Loving Kindness Yoga School Re-opening!

Loving Kindness Yoga School Re-opening!

Synopsis: In-person, indoor Yoga with Ti resumes at the Yoga Shala in Carrboro at 204 West Main Street, Carrboro, in the Peck and Artisan building at the corner of Main and Main and Jones Ferry, diagonal across from the thrift store, upstairs in the back. It’s the...

Did We Learn Our Lessons from Covid?

Did We Learn Our Lessons from Covid?

May 29-31, 2021 As North Carolina, and Orange County even more so, begins to emerge from lock-down-mode; as I am moving back toward having indoor, in-person yoga classes again after almost fifteen months of Zooming almost all of them; and as many of us are starting to...

Non-Criticism

Non-Criticism

Non-CriticismApril 24-May 3, 2021 Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, II.36: “When truthfulness (satya) is achieved, the words of the yogin acquire the power of making them fruitful.” (Swami Hariharananda Aranya’s translation) Rama Jyoti Vernon commentary on that sutra: “Gossip,...

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