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What the F?

Posted By on Feb 9, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 4 comments

On the eve of my 46th birthday I am feeling both unsettled and more committed than ever to live with love and joy and not be ruled by fear.  Not always easy.  I received 2 emails tonight which put, I guess, a healthy level of fear into me.  One, from a friend we met on the road.  Her name is Patricia and she lives in Zacetecas, Mexico.  We were planning on driving there tomorrow.  We had already changed our plans just due to timing....

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Heading Home

Posted By on Feb 8, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

Okay, Okay, so not everyone travels for months.  The funny thing is, no matter how long you are traveling, you start to feel like you are at the end if the time left is less than the time that has come before.  I need to get back to the states for teacher training in a week.  I know that most people take a week as their vacation but this trip has been so awesome, it is hard to see it end. Heading North We started heading north a few...

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Yoga Citta Vrtti Nirodha

Posted By on Feb 3, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 5 comments

The second of the yoga sutras, 1.2, translates to “yoga is the effort towards steadying the waves of the mind”.  I guess I should say, this is the translation I like best.  Again, there are many interpretations of these simple words but I like this one because of the word effort.  The practice of yoga doesn’t mean you have steadied the mind but that you are at least trying. Making an Effort There is so much good to...

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How often does one see 2 of their best friends arm wrestling?? Now really.  Tulum is a magical place where the strangest things occur.  The retreats went so beautifully I want to give them more time so I will skip over our 2 weeks in Tulum and continue on with our travels around Mexico.  Suffice it to say our time at Maya Tulum will fill many an entry. Back on the Road We left Maya Tulum grudgingly.  Our good friend Rodolfo, the...

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After month of lotus (did your knees survive?) and the month before on wheel (how’s your lower back holding up?) I wanted to shift the focus: a standing posture, something that would allow us to work on length and extension, something a little more clean and straightforward. Twisting Triangle (parivritta trikonasana) is the first twist we encounter in the standing sequence in astanga. It requires length in the back of the body, a...

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Getting to Tulum

Posted By on Jan 15, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 2 comments

We have had many more adventures getting to Tulum and I will definitely elaborate soon.  However, for now, the internet connection is slow at best and non-existent most of the time.  That is okay because we are here at Maya Tulum, our home away from home.  We have been greeted with incredible love and warmth by the staff and all the people we have met in the town.  It is truly a magical place with lovely people and absolutely stunning...

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