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Transformation Begins with Deep Noticing

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons. This week, we turn our attention toward the idea of transformation. All sermons include something of the preacher in them, but this one asked a bit more of me than usual. In my personal practice the last few years I've been working to become more comfortable with the reality of vulnerability (I call it a reality because even though many of us do our best to be invulnerable, we will always fail). So this week I share some of my own transformation with you... Even in the artwork, which is a page from ... (Continue Reading)

Being Present with Suffering

When I'm wrestling with an idea I can sometimes (OK, often) be guilty of staying too high in the mountains, rather than down in the valleys---down in the mud. Lately I've been working with an especially tough subject though (did you read the title of this post?) and not getting very far. Mostly I've been writing and deleting, writing and deleting. Suffering and pain are in the mud. When one attempts to write about such things from a theoretical perspective, it can quickly sound hollow. Suffering and pain are real. They are aspects of life that can't be avoided. Last ... (Continue Reading)

By | 2014-11-18T14:35:14+00:00 December 10th, 2013|Embodiment, Meditation, Practice, Pranayama, Relationships, Yoga|10 Comments