Featured Articles and Journals: rehab of a yogi

September 6, 2011
"...and they lived happily ever after" is the classic ending.  This is not it. 
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August 30, 2011
Hey, anyone feel like getting enlightened today? Heard about it, want to give it a shot?  Try it out?  I say, go for it.  Not me, though.  Not this morning. 
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August 23, 2011
Feeling out of sorts, annoyed, blue?  Do you need a bit of magic in your life?  Not the fancy shmancy genie-in-a-bottle tricky kinda magic.  This is the real deal, folks.  This here is your all-natural organic magic. 
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August 16, 2011
What is it about the heart?  Why does it ache so intensely?  Why do we try so hard to protect the heart?  Why does it break when parting from the beloved?
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August 9, 2011
In the heat of August we are talking about Core Power.  The power center is lodged in the middle of the body just behind the navel. Feel the ground below, let your power flow and with a spark ignite the inferno at the core.
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August 2, 2011
Alternate titles: Lift Your Arms and Glow; Flow With Breath and Glow; Bend Glow and Flow; and Let Love Flow to Grow.
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July 26, 2011
Ever feel like you're floating away in a hot air balloon of hope, fear, despair, anger or depression?  "What if I'm alone forever?" "No one will ever love me."  "I always feel like poo in the morning....
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July 19, 2011
Sometimes it seems like everyone is searching for a smooth road, smooth skin, for everything to go smoothly.  Don't rock the boat!  
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July 12, 2011
There’s this girl, or rather I should say there’s this woman.  She’s not perfect, but just like all other sentient beings she wants to be happy.  Sometimes she goes about her pursuit of happiness in funny ways. ...
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June 28, 2011
The challenge this week: to practice metta (loving kindness meditation) while being catcalled on the streets of New York City. “Hey, sexy!” “Good morning, ma.” “Sexy.” “Sexy.” “Sexy....
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June 21, 2011
My question this week: is it possible to experience joy in not getting what you want?  Or, to turn the sword of inquisition around, how can I personally have joy in my life while not getting what I want?  And what would happen if I...
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June 14, 2011
The Alexander McQueen exhibit stirs up emotions via the senses of sight, sound and touch (don’t touch the exhibits, but ooh those feathers look so soft, and the leather, and the chains).  Taste and smell are less obviously involved, but...
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June 7, 2011
A battle royale rages in my headspace.  Good is fighting Bad.  And Bad is fighting back.  What’s a sober Buddhist practitioner to do with her conflicted self?  
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May 31, 2011
Sometimes Fear comes around, strong and undeniable.  He knocks on my door and this time I choose to let him in so we can talk over tea and cookies.
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May 24, 2011
Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning, waters rising and I'm flailing about, working so hard to keep my head above water.  Feeling overwhelmed.  Anxiety.  Excitement.  Fear.  Aggravation.  The future is one big...
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May 17, 2011
You do not have to be a Buddhist to take refuge in the teachings of the Three Jewels, the Four Noble Truths and the Five Precepts.  These are simple straightforward concepts that serve us well in times of great strife, great pain, great joy...
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May 10, 2011
What is wisdom?  What is power?  Prajna, true seeing or discernment, is available to us in each moment.  Sometimes working with strong emotions can be a powerful tool for connecting with one's innate wisdom.
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May 3, 2011
I am an addict. My patterns are too obvious for me to miss, especially after a year of regular meditation practice.  Every morning I sit and I’m confronted with guilt, fear, shame, hope and desire.
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April 26, 2011
This body will be a corpse, but... not just yet.  I'm certain of it, due to the Sacroiliac Joint Discomfort which has provided a sturdy base of support for my mindfulness of body practice. 
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April 19, 2011
Following recommendations from family, friends and students I decide to talk to my doctor about my back pain.  The prescription?  Rest, and staying clear of twists and forward bends.  What?!!?  But what is a life without twists...
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April 12, 2011
These Mindful Ministrations are examples of some gentle yoga exercises which can be used to ease Sacroiliac joint discomfort.  Not all poses are good for all bodies.  Experiment and see for yourself. Will they help to re-establish the...
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April 5, 2011
Yoga teacher.  Buddhist.  Maniac with the twists.
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