Tradition

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Lessons in Onion Cutting When I was a kid, I was obsessed with watching my mom work in the kitchen. She made many traditional, Korean dishes from scratch—bulgogi, galbi, kimchi, banchan, etc. She took care in preparing every detail, even down to precisely how the scallions were sliced. For every Korean meal, the scallions have Tradition

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Consistency

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I want to start this post off with a personal story. I’ve been training with a coach for a few years now. Every week, on the same day, at the same time, I train. The workout over the years has largely been unchanged. There have been minor tweaks, but nothing major. To say it bluntly, Consistency

Spring Clean Your Practice

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For many of us, life changed in an instant when the pandemic hit, and at its one-year-anniversary, we’re reflecting on how life was upended. We might be looking back at all we’ve lost—people, time, travel, places, serenity, sanity, individuality, space (mental and physical)—and we might also be taking stock of all we’ve gained—a new perspective, Spring Clean Your Practice

Meditation and Breath

Meditation and Breath

Meditation invites us to “be.” Rather than “doing,” meditation asks us to observe what it’s like to be in our bodies, to be in this world, and to be a part of something bigger. Meditation: It isn’t what you think… We can’t really talk about meditation without debunking a few myths first. Most of the Meditation and Breath

Holding Space

Holding Space

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What Exactly is ‘Holding Space’? You might think of Holding Space as just the job of the teacher, but in reality, we all play a part in this sacred act. In his podcast episode on Holding Space, J. Brown interviews Heather Plett, the author of The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of love, liberation, Holding Space

Inner Shala

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Take Refuge Within Recently, I sat in on a Satsang with my #ExtendedAshtangaFamily of Mysore Yoga Paris from all around the world.  You might be wondering: what exactly is a ‘Satsang’? This is a great question because knowing the intention of the space you’re in is helpful in allowing oneself to unfold with trust. A Inner Shala

Compassion

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Compassion The definition of compassion is: a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. But the essence, or the heart of compassion doesn’t live within that dictionary definition of compassion. Instead, real compassion lives within the heart space and is Compassion

Comfort Recipe

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Comfort Recipe for Grounding In the early morning the day before the Super Pink Full Moon inLibra, I woke at 1:30am wide awake with a chest feeling full of anxiety.  As I laid in the bed managing my breath, I asked myself “who’s anxiety is this”?. It wasn’t long before I realized that it wasn’t Comfort Recipe

The Power of Breath

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It’s All About the Breath The breath is one of my favorite topics. Because it was so difficult for me to understand for a long time, let alone grasp the concept of something that seems so natural. What I’ve come to realize in all my years of practice and study is that without breath there’s The Power of Breath

Ayurveda

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The Science of Life Ayurveda is a system of alternative medicine with roots in the Indian subcontinent. It can get lengthy and kind of confusing as to what the purpose of this practice is, so I’d like to present you with a simpler version: it’s the “science of life.” Ayurveda is how we balance our Ayurveda

More on Mysore

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Student Questions on Mysore Practice Why does practice have to be so freaking early in the morning (6 am)? There are a lot of different reasons as to why practice begins so early. Before the sunrise are the quiet hours of the morning. There’s very little activity going on during this time. Computers haven’t been More on Mysore