July 2016

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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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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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