PRAJNA YOGA

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Inspirational, informative and thought provoking, our blog includes daily practices, yoga techniques, recipes and reflections on current and ancient trends in yoga.

 

Being in the Eternal Moment

Practice is all about being in the moment. The breath, the pulse of nerve, the flicker of memory are opportunities to land smack dab in the middle of the now. Every moment is exquisitely unique and as the famous saying goes, “you can’t step in the same river twice.” The moment …

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The Elixir of Life

In yoga and ayurveda, the primary substance of life is called rasa. Rasa is a beautiful word that can mean juice, sap, relish, taste, an elixir, or a charm. It is the essential fluid of any living creature like the sap in a maple tree, the latex solution in a …

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Open Gate

Over the course of a life time, what if we see each experience as a kind of gate, a potential opening to move through? What if every memory, every conversation, every chance encounter is a gate that allows the possibility for change and growth? We can imagine that birth and …

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The Spirit of Play

We all need play to keep our heart vivacious and our spirits light. Yet all too often as we age, we get consumed by the drudgery of work, duty, and responsibility and abandon the spirit of play. While we don’t typically think of yoga practice as play, in the cosmology …

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Big Time in the New Year

Happy New Year! But wait… is today really the start of a new year or, while donning our party hats and blowers, are we simply drawing an imaginary line in time? Consider that time and space are boundless. You cannot demarcate at 12 midnight on December 31st the past from …

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The Light of the Ages

At this time of year, the light from the primordial fire burns closest, dearest and brightest. However, like the air we breathe and the mind that makes us, we cannot always see it. It is a primitive streak that blazes through the living, flashes in a blink of the eye, animates every blood cell, …

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Surya’s Nourishing Holiday Recipes

Surya would like to take this opportunity to share some of her favorite holiday recipes. These three recipes were served at our in-person retreat in November, and we hope you’ll enjoy them at home or with people you love. We’d love to know how you like these and if you …

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Great Determination

If you are anything like me, you might feel the urge at times to just fold inward, retreat from the world and move to Costa Rica. Whether it be a health crisis, the state of the economy, global warming or the onslaught this winter of the “Tripledemic,” it is easy to feel …

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Warming Greens with Creamy Tahini Mustard Dressing

This mustard dressing is pungent and delicious to add to your favorite green dish. The tahini butter makes it rich and creamy, while the vinegars and whole-grain mustard add just the right amount of bright, tangy flavor to greens. SERVES 4 to 6 DRESSING: 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons filtered …

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