Sutra 2.39 – Acknowledging Abundance

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The sutra I shared for September, sutra 2.39, focused on practicing with gratitude. “Acknowledging abundance (aparigraha) we recognize the blessings in everything and gain insights into the purpose for our worldly existence.” Sutra 2.39 translation by Nischala Joy Devi, The Secret Power of Yoga   I appreciated the expansion of the concept of gratitude compared […]

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How to Choose a Yoga Class with Chronic Illness

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How to Choose a Yoga Class with Chronic Illness, my second guest post for the lupus blog, Despite Lupus,  was published today. Here’s two excerpts, “Maybe you’ve been wanting to try yoga and you’re a bit intimidated by the language you don’t recognize, or incense and sitar music. Just like any field – knitting, sky […]

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Overcome internet trolls with metta meditation and journaling

I got my first internet troll/hater this week.  It was really only a problem because they really pushed one of my buttons – The you don’t have a chronic illness button.  Those of you reading this probably know exactly what I’m talking about – those people who after you put yourselves out there, say you […]

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Desiring Easter Bees

Last summer I wrote a post about the discipline of bees which you can read here.  It focused on the yogic principle of tapas.  I was reminded of the importance of this again recently when I went outside and out of habit did the headcheck to look over to the hives.  Except the hives are […]

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