Posts by Mimi

I don’t know why the Grateful Dead have popped into my head.  Perhaps it is that this trip feels a bit drug-like.  We have only been in the country of Mexico for 4 days but I am completely overstimulated with beauty, color, noise (I am listening to the sound of many dogs barking, roosters crowing, it is a fallacy that roosters only crow at day break.  I should know, we have two at home, and crickets chirping).  Earlier there was...

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Fear I have been thinking about this for a long time.  Our culture has become ruled by fear.  In yogic philosophy, fear is a form of avidya, clouded perception or misperception.  Fear is a healthy emotion when in the context or real and present danger.  Fear kicks in our fight or flight response, flooding our bodies with adrenaline and glucose.  I don’t believe that the fear culture is real and present danger, rather, it is a...

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Crossing the Border

Posted By on Dec 29, 2010 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

We are still in Austin doing some last minute preparations.  We will travel to South Padre Island tomorrow and spend the night. Friday morning, New Year’s Eve, we will be crossing the border at about 8am Central Standard time.  Please send us some good thoughts and love!  More to come.  Next up, photos in Mexico!  peace, Mimi

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North Carolina to Texas Woo-Hoo

Posted By on Dec 27, 2010 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

Natchez Trace Parkway Well, we got hung up in Asheville for a few days with a broken fuel line on my 1985 Cabriolet.  Poor old girl, being dragged behind an RV is rough! She is all fixed up now.  We left Asheville on 12/23 and made it to the Natchez Trace Parkway.  It was beautiful.  It is part of the national park service.  Gorgeous rolling fields, forests and  no power lines.  We stopped along the way to take a walk. Chatanooga TN...

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Beginner’s Mind

Posted By on Dec 22, 2010 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

Being a Good Student When teaching teacher training, I often suggest to people that it is important to be a good student.  Being a good student means staying in learning mode.  Being on the road means that I take classes with teachers and at studios that are unknown to me.  So far, I have taken a “Foundation” class by a Jivamukti trained teacher, an Anusara class, and a Mysore practice.  Each teacher was excellent and had...

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