The profound power in her work lies in her brave openness and transparency. She shares deeply about her own life and many of the difficult relationships and situations and failures she has navigated using the path of Radical Acceptance. She also draws on the stories of her therapy clients and meditation students, allowing us all to see the dark shadows of ourselves that we never share reflected somewhere, in almost every single story. But we also shown the light.Read More
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Since September, I’ve made it a habit to sit down at the beginning of a new month and write out a few intentions. These intentions serve as guiding lights for my decisions that will follow. They are not goals, but they help me to thoughtfully shape my goals, in line with my core beliefs. In…Read More
Pros & Cons of Studio Classes
A few months ago, a friend of mine told me very excitedly about how he had started doing yoga and was really enjoying it. He was following YouTube’s Yoga With Adriene and was now much closer to touching his toes than he was a month ago. At some point in our conversation, I asked him…Read More
Yogi Book Club: Meditation For the Love Of It by Sally Kempton
Sally Kempton’s Meditation for the Love Of It is reverent. It is a work of such love, such adoration for this practice that I often felt immediately called to meditation after a short spell of reading. It is in that call that I found the most value in this book. Meditation is internal work that…Read More
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Why Do We Resist Our Practice?
I began writing this smack in the middle of my own period of practice malaise. I pulled out my small, spiral stenographer’s notebook and, at the top of a fresh page, wrote in big blue letters, “Why Do We Resist Our Practice?”Read More
What It Actually Means When We Say There Is No Such Thing As Bad at Yoga
That there is “no such thing as bad at yoga” used to be a preposterously absurd idea to me. Come on – there were people who could bend themselves in half (backwards and upside down!) and then there were people like me who got dizzy and lightheaded halfway through a hot yoga class and needed…Read More