It’s just a question of eliminating obstacles

The things that hold us back are the parts of us that are not conscious. To bring consciousness to them is not a battle to be fought, a war to be won. To bring consciousness to them is a gift we can give ourselves, to let go of those things we no longer need.

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The power to choose

Most of us feel better, calmer, happier after we get off the yoga mat. The traditional explanation is that the body has gotten a workout and the mind has gotten quieter, etc.

I think there’s also a lot of power in the recognition that we chose to do something that feels good. To recognize that we can make that choice in one circumstance reminds us that we can make it in others as well.

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Special “Black Friday” class

Please join me from 2-4 pm on Friday, 11/25, for “Brighten Black Friday.” at InsideOut Body Therapies, Durham, NC.

This two-hour class will combine a nice warming flow–to burn off any feasting one might have done the day before–with some deep work to find respite from the tension that holidays sometimes bring.

Appropriate for anyone with some yoga experience.

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Letting go of the voice over

In the last 10 days, I’ve had three Certified teachers show up to my classes–only one of whom was expected. Each time I’ve had an immediate moment of tension and dismay, wondering if I’m going to be able to teach “well enough”. And yet everything has turned out fine.

Recognizing the narrative that arises as nothing more than narrative is essential to moving beyond it. Instead, we need to focus on what is.

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