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Early Winter Part 3: Finding Refuge

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons Early Winter 2020 | Opening to Mystery Our sermon this week explores some common themes of the yoga church: How do we root our identity in something deeper than the always shifting nature of life? How do we find refuge and comfort in a world that can't offer absolute security? If you struggle at all with perfectionism or anxiety, please watch this sermon. It ends with a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke and I got this message from one of the women on our film crew: "I have to tell you, I WEPT ... (Continue Reading)

By |2020-01-11T16:55:30-07:00January 12th, 2020|Winter, Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Inhale or Exhale?

“I think I’m more of the exhale type. I’m just going to stick with exhaling.” I can’t remember the context (or exact phrasing) of this statement, but the sentiment has stuck with me. I heard it on a recent episode of the podcast “On Being.” It was a conversation that included Parker Palmer, who is a well known author in Quaker circles. Palmer often writes about our innate wholeness, and I love that he used the breath to illustrate his point. The statement, as Palmer well knows, is absurd. Which side of the breath we will utilize isn’t something we ... (Continue Reading)

By |2015-02-10T07:05:51-07:00February 9th, 2015|Nature, Practice, Scripture, Spirituality, Yoga|3 Comments