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Yoga, Body, Buddha Mind


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Welcome to my new blog, Yoga
Body Buddha Mind!   Yoga and
Body and Buddha and Mind are all words that encompass a lot. If you don’t do
yoga and never plan to, you might still like to learn some methods for calming
your mind, or organizing your closet or getting the kinks out of your
shoulders.  In fact, the word yoga
actually just means union.  So we
can think of it as a way to be more integrated.  The word Buddha means awakened and when I think of that it
reminds me to come out of my brain fog, stop looking at my iphone and instead
look around me, and in general, become a fuller participant in my own life.

 

One of the reasons that so
many people like practicing yoga postures is that it is a great way to feel
connected to your own life.  It is
a completely hands-on activity.  If
you’re anything like me, you probably spend a lot of time in your head and on
your computer.   And although
that is fine and fun and pretty much a prerequisite for being functional in
today’s world, it lacks a sense of “felt” connection to the world
which yoga returns to us when we place our hands right on the floor, deepen our
breathing and get sweaty.  But even
if you don’t do yoga, you can still reclaim an earthy, involved experience of
your own life in many ways and this blog will give you lots of ideas for doing
that.

 

I will also give you some
exercises to cultivate alertness as well as spaciousness to balance out our
normal daily busyness.  This blog
will offer tips on how to relax and de-stress as well as re-energize through
breathing, stretching and every day meditations. 

 

But yoga and meditation are
not goals.   It doesn’t ever matter if you get
“good” at them or not.  They
are just really good methods  or
ways of approaching life.  So, with
the tools I’ve learned from decades of practice, I’m going to offer you ideas
for finding harmony, confidence, connection and peace in your day.

 

Tune in tomorrow for
details!  In the meantime, keep
breathing.

 

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