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Yoga Nidra

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Early Winter 2020 | Reflections on the Practice of Sabbath Every six weeks or so, we turn our attention toward sabbath. We explore the practice of rest. We all know that rest is 'important.' But that doesn't necessarily mean we value it or know how to do it. My husband is a long distance runner and his training regime is intense. He's been reading a coaching book and told me the author talks about 'deploying rest' just as you deploy effort. He says things like: "this would be a good day to ... (Continue Reading)

By |2020-03-13T11:30:37-07:00January 26th, 2020|Meditation, Sabbath, Winter, Yoga, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

The Sabbath Box

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Late Autumn 2019 | Reflections on the Practice of Sabbath The Sabbath Box In last week's sermon we talked about two Sanskrit words: samyoga (joining with) and viyoga (separating from). This week, as we turn our attention toward the practice of Sabbath, I think these words are useful. If we understand Sabbath as a spiritual practice, then it's not simply about rest. It's about nourishment and deep connection. Sabbath is a time to set aside the demands of daily life. It's a time to direct our attention inward, toward the heart of ... (Continue Reading)

By |2019-12-07T12:09:40-07:00December 8th, 2019|Sabbath, Samhain, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Why I quit drinking. And other thoughts on rest.

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Early Autumn 2019 | Reflections on the Practice of Sabbath Why I quit drinking. And other thoughts on rest... I've got a personal reflection to share with you. But first, let me tell you why... The Yoga Church community—of which you are a dear member—is diverse. We come from different religious backgrounds. We live in different countries. We have different levels of experience with spiritual practice. But there’s a few things we all have in common. We’re interested in diving deep and we’re willing to do the hard work of transformation. We’re interested ... (Continue Reading)

By |2019-12-13T11:41:50-07:00October 27th, 2019|Sabbath, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|5 Comments
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