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completing your year

completing your year

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Completing-your-year..m4a"][/audio]   When you are trained as a yoga teacher, you make a promise. It is similar to the Hippocratic oath for doctors. We promise to end a yoga practice with rest, with the pose called savasana. In savasana, you allow...

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Simple is smart

Simple is smart

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Simple-Is-Smart.m4a"][/audio] The dream was always the same. There was a plane or a boat or a train that I was trying to catch. I was running late. I would be trying to race up an escalator or set of stairs in a busy, crowded public place. I had bags....

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dreaming and easy pose

dreaming and easy pose

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Dreaming-and-easy-pose.m4a"][/audio]   Today I'm unexpectedly sitting in my new living room. I had intended to move and was imagining it would be January or February. Then it all just happened, with ease. This has not been the usual way of things...

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a thankful camel

a thankful camel

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/A-Thankful-Camel.m4a"][/audio] So first, yes, this pose is considered a backbend. How does that sound? It may sound scary, but don't worry I promise to keep you safe. Feeling scared is AWESOME. It is a gift to start right where you are, with full, loving...

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A twisted chair

A twisted chair

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/A-Twisted-Chair.m4a"][/audio] As stories go, Alice in Wonderland has many twists. A disappearing cat, a fish-footman and croquet with flamingos. I have always been fascinated with Alice and the oddities...

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a curious journey

a curious journey

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/A-Curious-Journey.m4a"][/audio] I won't be coy about it or polite. Warrior I and I have had a difficult relationship. I prefer this first-born Warrior's siblings, Warrior II and III and perhaps it is my...

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The Science of Gratitude

The Science of Gratitude

My teacher and well-known positive psychology expert  Ben Tal-Shahar says " When you appreciate the good, the good appreciates." It is a play on words. And a good one. I recently spend a few days writing an article about gratitude and looking at the research, studies and neuroscience. I could...

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The third warrior

The third warrior

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/the-Third-Warrior.m4a"][/audio] I love stories, images and metaphors. When I don't understand something, I love to make an analogy and then see how it might be the same or different. It helps me find a path...

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A mirror or an invitation?

A mirror or an invitation?

I am amazed at how complicated I often make life, and how long it has taken me to understand the simplest things. The breath. In and out. An anchor to right here, right now. In and out. Receiving and surrendering. A tool that is always with me. It is as if it is too good to be true and I lack the...

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Warrior II: mind and body strength

Warrior II: mind and body strength

I was trained as a doer: an architect, exhibit designer and project manager. As part of a team, and often I was the manager of that team, I was hired and paid to manage a group of people to envision and design an experience, exhibit or building. We would design something that would be built of...

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