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Its All Right Here

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The first verse of the Yoga Sutras tells us that the practice of yoga begins now. If we can simply show up and be present, then there is nothing else left to accomplish. Unfortunately, this requires that we make some conscious effort to undo all of the patterning that has conditioned us to think otherwise. Television and media have ingrained the idea that happiness and peace lie somewhere else — in a new car or home, a relationship or some…

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Five Indicators of Balance

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On the inward path, there are a multitude of ways in which our human system informs us about what it is that we are experiencing. These markers can be viewed as qualities of the body, mind, breath, behavior and emotion. If we are going to use the Indian tradition of Yoga to assess right effort, this must be the model in which we revert back to.…

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Appropriate Effort on the Mat

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How to develop appropriate effort on the mat? It all starts with a little bit of awareness. In the West we have been conditioned in a way in which we truly believe that the only way to succeed is to work harder, faster and more efficiently then the next. Inevitably these behavior lead to burnout, fatigue and mental distress. Right effort is independent of all of these things.…

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