Rest in Natural Great Peace

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“Rest in natural great peace this exhausted mind beaten helplessly by karma and neurotic thoughts like the relentless fury of the pounding waves in the infinite ocean of Samskara.” I’ve heard this recording during savasana many times over my years at On the Mat, but today when Linda played it, I thought about the words in a broader context. We are all swimming in a sea of karma and neurotic thoughts, as Sogyal Rinpoche says so eloquently. Some days the…

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It’s Time for Yoga

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When you first start teaching yoga, you prepare, sometimes over prepare, the ways you will begin the class, the sequencing, and short readings during savasana. You consider the length of time, the composition of the students, and the themes you want to follow. It’s even more specific when you teach children or teens with special consideration to their stage of development. So what do you do when you know you are going to teach yoga and meditation to 200+ orphans...
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There are so many reasons I am excited to write this blog including being able to share this incredible journey of service and travel with you. Writing to my fellow yogis at OTM is also a great incentive to develop a daily practice I’ve always wanted, and it’s not what you might think. It’s not to do yoga every day. I’m pretty good at that. No. It’s to write every day. To change a habit, some say you need to...
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By | Burma, Myanmar, Service, Travel, Yoga | 2 Comments
Yoga teaches us to connect to our bodies, to the sensations we feel, to the intricacies of breath and movement. When we let go of the distracted mind, and feel into the stillness of our internal selves, we begin to sense our inner truths. When we really connect on a daily basis, we begin to train ourselves to hear the answer from that deep intuitive place that wants you to live your life filled with more opportunities to say, “Yes!”...
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