Category Archives: Yogic Resources

New Beginnings, Continued Passion

Hi! I hope you’re enjoying life. I haven’t posted here in a long while, so I wanted to check in. Change is in the air, and “Yoga Moods” is evolving. Yoga is still an integral part of my life. However, I’m currently focused on health coaching and herbalism. Please keep in touch if you are …

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What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? ~ Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Alistair Shearer Yoga is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a center that is silent, unbounded, spacious, and joyful.  The techniques of yoga are methods of purifying the nervous system so that it can reflect …

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Satya and Compassion

Satya means “to speak the truth,” yet it is not always desirable to speak the truth come what may, for it could harm someone unnecessarily.  We have to consider what we say, how we say it, and in what way it could affect others.  If speaking the truth has negative consequences for another, then it …

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Heart Mudra Meditation

Yoga has enabled me to truly love myself. Daily morning meditation is a necessity for me. Here’s a mudra I learned from one of my great teachers, Shiva Rea. This is an excerpt from her book, “Tending the Heart Fire.” Wonderful for both heart and mind.  

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Happy Full Moon!

Happy Full Moon in Scorpio!   The full moon is a great time to slow down, meditate, and practice “lunar” (more meditative, contemplative, and relaxing as opposed to solar, activating, and energizing) yoga.  Try out this watery, lunar practice by my beautiful teacher, Shiva Rea, to connect with your deepest essence during this potent time.  Just …

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Yoga is About Balance

Tree Pose on Beach Log “Yoga is the study of balance, and balance is the aim of all living creatures: it is our home.” Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga

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8 Ways to Develop a Home Yoga Practice

Yoga can transform your life if you let it become a daily part of your lifestyle.  Here are some ideas to develop your own home practice: Doesn’t need to be very long – 20 minutes/day is fine Doesn’t always need to be asana (posture) practice – seated or walking meditation is also very powerful.  Also take …

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Something to meditate on…

  Through yogic practices, can we recognize as our true nature, the unchanging Self that experiences or – more appropriately, perhaps – witnesses our ever-changing emotions/conditions of being?  Accepting that this Self exists permanently, shining beneath all of our ephemeral states, our higher intelligence can remain steady in times of difficulty and not get carried away …

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Yoga for Kids!

Do you have any little ones in your life?  What better gift than to introduce them to the practice of yoga?  Kids these days are under a lot of stress, and sometimes adults are not aware of that.  If we can give them tools to deal with this stress, they will live healthier and happier …

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The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche

There is a current of love-energy that flows between Earth below and the Sun above. The central channel of the spine is the riverbed. The streaming is as delicate and powerful as the tingling touch of lovers. Entering there, radiance arches between the above and the below. The whole attention resting in the nerve, tingling …

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