Tag Archives: self-awareness
Posted on June 23rd, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Drawing Closer to Nature

By Peter London On the fourth day of a weeklong course for artists and art teachers, I brought a group of 20 adults to the woods not far from our campus. A few hundred yards into the nature preserve, we stopped at a pretty place underneath some giant pines. A stream nearby could just be […]

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Posted on June 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

There’s No Time Like the Present

by Sarah Susanka “There’s no time like the present,” my new student says to me as she rushes off to pack her car after meditation on the last day of our retreat. She’s joined by a couple of other super-achievers who are intent on taking advantage of the few minutes before breakfast to get everything […]

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Posted on June 17th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Journaling and Bypassing the Inner Critic

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Jonathan Foust (Sudhir) guides us in a journaling meditation. Can you find the words while you let go of the inner critic? Let the breath be your guide.  

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Posted on June 16th, 2014 by in Words from the Wise

Free to Be You and Me

Sometimes I think you might be a better, more productive, more interesting person than me. You seem so confident. You know how to make whipped cream from scratch. Or maybe you can build a shed or name the members of the president’s cabinet. And you’re so good with kids. Last week, I went on a […]

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Posted on June 5th, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Living Our Truth

By Rolf Gates It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. —Seneca The moment satya (truthfulness—one of the five yamas, or ethical guidelines, of yoga) is brought up at a workshop, a heated discussion about truth always ensues. What if […]

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Posted on June 3rd, 2014 by in Yoga

Mornings and the Unfolding of Grace

By Janet Arnold-Grych There’s something magical about mornings, particularly spring mornings. The soft blush of light and the easeful rhythm feel replete with grace. In his commentary on the Yoga Sutra, Swami Satchidananda noted that before sunrise, specifically between 4:00 and 6:00 am, is Brahmamuhurta, or Brahmic time, an auspicious period ripe with a unique energy. […]

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Posted on May 31st, 2014 by in Healthy Living

Trusting in Moderation

by Cheryl Kain When I hear the word “moderation,” my thoughts go immediately to diet and exercise. As a recovering perfectionist who is vigilantly seeking new paths to loving-kindness and self-acceptance, I notice that extreme agendas can creep into relationships, work, and even leisure time—and there’s perhaps nowhere that’s more true than in the weight-loss […]

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Posted on May 27th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Nine Ways to Be Like a Shaman at Work

By Brant Secunda and Mark Allen The Huichol people, an indigenous tribe that lives in the mountainous region of central Mexico, are some of the happiest, healthiest, wisest people on earth. Many of them are shamans, and a surprising number of their tribe surpass age 100 and work in the fields up until the day […]

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