Svādhyāya – Non Judgement

I watched a lot of Monty Python growing up, and this scene from The Life of Brian always left me laughing.  And the joke, I thought, was everyone chanting in sync that they were all different while doing the same thing and thinking the same thoughts. The revelation, which I understand now that I’ve lived…

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Kleshas – Avidya Dances with Maya

Yoga Philosophy talks much about Kleshas, or things on the yogic path that can lead us astray.  Like all moments presented to us in life, the kleshas can also help point the way back home to our divine self. The Kleshas are described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras as afflictions on the path to enlightenment.  As we…

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Wherever You Go, There You Are

I love noticing patterns in my life, and then noticing the way those patterns, or habits, affect the way I interact with other people, make healthy or unhealthy lifestyle choices, or even affect the way I breathe.  Patterns are the foundations of our lives, from clearly observable patterns in the physical world to the more…

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