Siriyoga

Yoga for Real LIfe

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Oct'17

Ketogenesis- eat fat and get thin… and healthy!!!

A while back, many of you responded to my ketogenesis post and have been asking for resources. Ideally these resources are customized to each person, but I’ll try to synthesize some thoughts briefly here and offer some basics. Firstly, it’s always best to do this process or any big dietary change under the support of a doctor, nutritionist or coach. But for those of you whose interest was …

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Aug'17

THE PRACTICE OF HAPPINESS

“Turn the corners of your mouth up.” Dear Friend, Time continues to fly…. It’s 90 degrees in my house as I write this, so clearly summer has arrived! I hope you are carving out some time this summer to do the things that make you HAPPY AND FULFILLED. As many of you know, in February I went “back to school” to become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach. I …

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08

Aug'17

BEND YOUR KNEES

“What doesn’t bend… breaks. “ Dear Friend, As some of you know, my family and I were planning on moving to the country this Spring. Surprise! In the eleventh hour it became very clear that we were not. The news came as a shock, and I certainly didn’t take it gracefully at first.  But I’m learning some things from this experience about how to help my body cope with the inevitable …

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Aug'17

TAKING CARE OF OUR BODIES

If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live? Dear Friend, Perhaps you have already had this experience: your precious body, which has for years complied with every request and demand like an obedient servant, suddenly stops obeying. When the body finally says no, via an injury or illness, we can feel devastated and betrayed. For years I masked my body’s warnings with medications, sugar, caffeine, and, believe it or not, …

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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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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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Nov'15

GOING WITHIN

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” -Carl Jung     Dear friend, I hope you are all enjoying this magical time of year when days are shorter and nature invites us to step into the darkness of our own inner landscape… On November 7th we will reach the midway point between the fall equinox …

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Oct'15

PRACTICING PEACE

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”     -Dr. Wayne Dyer Peace is a powerful prayer and a worthy intention for our lives. I’ve spent most of my life performing actions that (I’d hoped) might move me towards a more peaceful place eventually. Now I’m just practicing the goal. In more and …

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Oct'15

NOT KNOWING

“Let your life be the teacher… and the teaching.”  -George Bertlestein As I move forward in my parenting, my intimate relationships and my teaching, the more I have to acknowledge that there is so very little I actually “know”. Instead of offering answers, my life constantly invites me to its greater mystery. One of my mentors, George Bertlestein, has helped me understand that this “not knowing”, while often uncomfortable, is actually …

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