Lotus Mudra: Let’s breathe for a bit

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Meditation is about thought-acceptance. It’s not about clearing your mind. It’s about accepting and not being chained by your mind. There are a few tools that help you to achieve this level of thought-acceptance. The two that I want to talk about today are breathing and mudras. The lotus mudra and lotus meditation are two […]

2.16.14 – The Goal of the Dance

Although I’ve been practicing yoga for nearly 15 years, there are many poses which I have not yet perfected. I’ve held this belief – that I suspect many of you hold, as well – that there are are certain poses that I’ll never be able to do. I have strength issues and limitations due to […]

What Do You Want to Know About Meditation?

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Quite some time ago, I’d planned on writing a series about mediation, but never followed through. I’m thinking about doing that again this year, but I’m not sure what direction I want to take those posts. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher and I’ve been practicing since 1998 […]

Mandala Meditation: Flow

When I color a mandala, I don’t usually choose the colors. I pick random markers and then look for patterns in those colors to form a meditative thread about the piece.  It’s amazing how there is typically a theme to the colors that I blindly pick out of the silk bag that holds my illustrator […]

Meditation 101

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Thought Acceptance Meditation can be a rather elusive, daunting and frustrating task. Modern media says that meditation is ‘clearing your mind’ and ’emptying it of all thoughts.’ Modern media has no clue what the Samsara it’s talking about. You can’t stop your mind from thinking. Meditation is about learning to disengage from unproductive thoughts. It […]

Give Up

Today is the start of Lent, the time when Catholics fast in remembrance of Christ. Lent is observed by many non-Catholics and even many non-Christians as way to reset priorities and remember that it’s the simple things that matter, not the glitz & luxury we desire on a daily basis. But most people give up […]