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Same Difference

One of the most powerful yoga teachings I know is short and sweet – only two words – bheda-abheda. You will notice that the words are identical except for one small “a” that begins the second word. This is not some clever linguistic trick, but points to the heart of wisdom and best describes …

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The Fruit of the Practice

In the wisdom traditions of yoga and meditation, the experience of yoga samadhi is likened to the moment when fruit drops off the vine. Like the cultivation of a plum or a peach, fruition happens in time, spontaneously, “of its own accord.” After years maturing the essential ingredients of yoga—insight, …

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All is Accomplished

One of the oldest teachings in yoga proclaims that the world is complete just as it is. You may be familiar with the well known verse to purnam, “the entire,” that begins the Isha Upanishad. The notion that nothing is ever left out, that nothing is missing, has always baffled me. How …

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Full of Wonder

The experience of wonder opens us to realms unimaginable. Wonder holds its own kind of magic as it eludes calculation, upturns reason, and brings us one step closer to God. Wonder ushers in the heart of the child, neither to judge nor to lay blame, but to live by the question, “What …

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The Union of Opposites

This world is full of opposition. Democrats vs Republicans, Arabs vs. Jews, Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice, Ravens vs. Chiefs, Roadrunner vs. Wile E. Coyote. Today, people’s minds and hearts crack and splinter and consequently there is much suffering. But this is nothing new. In fact in the graphic arts of yoga, this split is …

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Slow Dilation Devotion

To be real, being devoted these days is a challenge. I wonder myself how to embody devotion when the world changes so fast, people and circumstances are unpredictable and so many untruths scatter all about. None of us wants to believe in anyone or anything blindly. Worshipping false idols is …

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First Things First

When you get up in the morning, take a pee and go straight to your practice space. The early hour of the day is precious and you deserve to keep it for yourself, in order to care for your soul, and open to the day ahead. But typically, people get …

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Drop by Drop

Keep it flowing. Your life, your breath, your longing for a better world. Be like a river flowing downhill to the sea. Know that your body and mind are designed to flow. Fascia flows. Spinal fluid flows. Tears flow. The key is not to let sadness calcify in you, not to …

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