Loving Kindness Contemplation

The Buddhist use what they call a Metta meditation, also referred to has a loving kindness meditation.  The meditation consists of a simple collection of positive phrases directed towards one's self, towards loved ones, strangers, communities, the world as a whole and towards one's enemy's.  It is intended to connect the practitioner with their spiritual heart space and help them to live from that place of love, kindness and compassion. Here are a few examples: May I be filled with…

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The Goal

"Remembering that in the end, the goal is to love as much as you can from wherever you are, in spite of it all."  John Upledger, DO, OMM, Healer

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Grinch or Giver?

It's Christmas week now and all month long I have been encouraging yoga students to reflect on what it means to be in the Christmas spirit.  I believe that great teachers do their best to practice what they teach so I too have spent a great deal of time pondering the spirit of Christmas and living the positive aspects of the season.  Let me reiterate "doing my best" because as I will soon detail it is not always easy to…

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Savasana

Savasana SAVA= a corpse “Savasana or rest pose is an experience in itself. It is the pose through which we discover softness. It is the pose through which we dissolve into the earth. It is the pose through which we begin to experience pranayama (breath awareness). It is subtle & magical. It is bliss.” Cat De Rham & Michele Gill, The Spirit of Yoga Savasana or corpse pose is said to be one of the most challenging posture to practice.…

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