A New Year, A New You, With Love

In the spirit of the new year I feel compelled to share my thoughts on new years resolutions and even some thoughts that friends and students have recently shared with me.  For the last several years I have not made a new years resolution because so many times I have failed in the past.  Another reason I do not make resolutions is my tendency to regularly focus inward and notice those areas in my life that need work  and try…

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Everything and Nothing

Yoga literally translates as yoking, meaning union or connection.  This connection is meant to be with the higher self or spirit and with God.  I also believe it means a connection and respect for all life. More than that yoga is freedom and liberation. In the words of Patanjali (yogic philosopher credited with writing the first yogic text), yoga is the stilling of the restlessness of the mind. Yoga is peace, kindness, joy and gratitude. Yoga is breath and movement.…

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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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Three Part Breath

Complete Three Part Breath the essence of what you are doing is cleaning the purpose of all these techniques is to remove the the impurities that accumulate in the lungs so that you become lighter & clearer unfortunately these impurities are reluctant to move out of the lungs you do not get rid of them with strength but by being very alert and focused on what you are doing Sandra Sabatini BENEFITS OF 3 PART BREATH Activates the entire respiratory…

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