2016

20

Aug'16

SAVORING THE SMALL VICTORIES

“Breath by breath. Inch by inch. See the distance of your success as it truly is, not in leaps and bounds but in each second you move forward.” -David Rutherford   Dear Friend, There’s a resilience we gain from savoring the small victories. Our recognition of each step forward, however small, generates more presence and life energy in the moment, fueling further forward momentum. In my own recovery from chronic fatigue, I’ve realized that aiming for the highest, without pausing …

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08

Jul'16

THE YOGA OF TAKING

In as many moments as possible, let’s take the relief. Let’s take the nourishment.   Dear Friend, We live in a culture where the act of giving is nearly always elevated above taking. As I was looking for my usual header quote on the subject, I came upon hundreds of phrases valuing giving over taking: “You get most things in life not by taking, but by giving.”  “Love is not for taking. Love is …

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08

Jul'16

YOGA FOR YOUR REAL LIFE

“Take your pleasure seriously.” -Charles Eames     Dear Friend, When so much of the dominant culture (and even yoga culture) profits from your negative feelings, ATTENDING TO YOUR PLEASURE IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT. Your body can feel good to you, and in any given moment you can acquire a better feeling in your body. It requires movement, deep listening, patience and trust. Many argue that our basic physical impulses …

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