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11 Reasons Why Women Need To Become Idea Machines Now

We are at a point in history where we have to stop pretending we are not brilliant beings. 
We, as women, need to become idea machines, pronto.  
The power that comes through it is a gift we owe to the world. 
We have to own our talent and admit that we have something to bring to the table. 
We are in a magnificent position to affect change in the world in a feminine way.  There is no winning in playing small anymore.

I said that recently at Fei’s podcast

And… Of course….

In true “Idea Machine style”… 

that conversation invited me to elaborate and come up with ten/eleven reasons why it is so important for women (and men, of course) but specifically, in this case, for women, to become idea machines.
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Would You Let Your Yoga Teacher Stand On You While in Pain And Bleeding?

I struggle with the idea of trusting a teacher so much so as to lay on the floor bleeding and not question his motives. Do you trust your teacher like this? The question comes from T, who commented on one of the Conference Reports from earlier this year in which Sharath related the story of Pattabhi Jois being in Kapotasana, bleeding due to a rock under his arm, while Krishnamacharya gave a lecture standing on him. [picture below].

My first reaction is of course not.  I would not trust anyone to stand on me while I am bleeding.  I feel a deconstruction is in order.

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Mysore Freak-Out, Again!

Gosh I am so predictable! Last year I had what I have come to call the: “Mysore freak-out moment“, TM, and by TM  I mean that I could probably trade-mark it, being how good I am at it, make a business out of it, give advise or something. Grrr.

Last year it was over losing the shala card.  I talked about how it happens no matter how good or bad the jet lag is. After 48 hours I just get the bug, the freak-out bug.

This year it happened again, exactly at the 48 hour mark, over…. losing the shala card.

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