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I’m Back On Sugar

Watch me as I step down from the pedestal of the 7 ways I’m fabulous once in a while. On a blog post.

This past year I’ve taken a sabbatical of sorts, and I say ‘of sorts’ because nothing stopped or even seemed to change, in fact everything was pretty much the same. I kept writing and drafted two books which I am petrified of finishing, I kept going to work, and playing ping pong and doing a bit of asana.

I’m also part of a collective book project for which I am the Senior? Writer/Editor? Wait, those are not the words, is more like I’m the one doing most of the writing and getting people’s submissions and editing, without getting any cash or even credit.… Read the rest

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My Part in this Mess

It is difficult to glance at the news today, it hurts, and at the same time it’s irresponsible to avoid them.  Yes, it’s troublesome and it throws me off-center.  But it’s happening, and as per Marianne Williamson’s recent talk, pretending to be all spiritual and denying the reality around me, thinking I am beyond because I am on a spiritual path is tone deaf.

From the children still in cages in Texas crying “mami!” or returning to their parents with PTSD or worse, dead, to the desperation I imagine the mothers must be feeling, to an administration that has thrown all decency out the window and threatens countries through Twitter to divert attention from treason, to racial profiling and killing, to the Muslim ban, denying climate change, exploiting all resources for profit, and so on.… Read the rest

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Yoga: Yes You Can Be Enligthened

If you are reading this then you are ready to learn secrets of yoga that have been kept for thousands of years, not so much because they were locked away, but because getting to the core of them was too hard. Too many books to read, too many different schools and practices.

I am creating a new bookclub (chapter by chapter exploration) of the book Samadhi.  See the bottom of this article for the book club I did on his pranayama book.

I wish I was

It is possible to attain the highest freedom

It is possible to attain the highest freedom, click on the book to read with me

free from thoughts, and that nothing woul bother me, I wish I was what people say is enlightened, a state of flow, or Samadhi, but life has a way to give us experiences so that we learn what we need to learn when we are ready.… Read the rest

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Yoga: Visiting Omkar 108 Yoga in Los Angeles

What does Omkar mean? I wondered, and google told me that first of all it:

Causes you to be systematic, technical, and attentive to detail

My first practice after a lot of confusion and suffering in my life happened today when I had the privilege of visiting Omkar 108 Ashtanga Yoga in Los Angeles.

From outside, on the back of the studio, there is a speaker so you can hear mantras – I thought I recognized Manju’s CD which I find energizing and focusing.

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I was there early so I peeked in, and saw one of the assistants practicing an advanced pose.… Read the rest

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Yoga: Where Have I Been?

Hi, glad to be back here, and in touch with you guys.  First things first, I have moved to Los Angeles California.

Life threw a really bad ball curve my way, and I’ve been in a cave healing a broken heart.

I decided to move to Los Angeles to put some distance and recover, so that is where I am right now.

I don’t yet have a home or work, which is pretty scary, but I am trusting that the universe delivers us into the situations we need to embody to learn and grow spiritually.

I am also very grateful to have friends that are helping me get started in a whole new town.… Read the rest

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