the 5 obstacles of positive growth Torpor or sloth: a sluggishness or laziness takes over and stalls your energy and overcomes your best efforts. Agitation or vritti: thoughts of the mind that disturb peaceful consciousness. Craving: wanting that which you don't have. Aversion or … [Read more...] about the 5 obstacles of positive growth
This week begins my adventure into yoga teacher training. For the next three months I'll be intensely practicing yoga, learning how to teach it, and studying sanskrit terminology and yogic philosophy. Fifteen hours of my week are now alternately spoken for and that doesn't include time for required … [Read more...] about yoga#2: the equanimous mind
In just a few weeks I begin a 200 hour course of training to become a certified Yoga Alliance yoga teacher. After 15 years of managing to get practice in 2-3 times a week, I know that the time has come to either stagnate or invest in taking my practice and knowledge to a much deeper level. I … [Read more...] about yoga #1: let’s have a conversation
Attention & Devotion This is powerful stuff, attention & devotion. Olympic athletes, yogis, academics, explorers, and adventurers who achieve unthinkable and mind-blowing feats have always focused attention over time. The result is always a devotion to a journey that is beyond themselves, … [Read more...] about ATTENTION & DEVOTION
I've been getting back to my yoga mat these days. The older I get the more I've come to realize that it's my mind that get the most benefit from my yoga practice. Yesterday, I ran across an article I wrote about yoga a few years back. I've updated it a bit and I thought you might enjoy it, … [Read more...] about The three stages of being: how practicing yoga invites joy.