Still, though

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In the yoga classes I teach, I often talk about how stillness is an illusion. Even when you think you’re “holding a pose,” you’re still breathing, and blinking, and engaging in a thousand other tiny micro-movements of which you may not even be aware. Within you, your blood is circulating and your metabolism is transforming energy. You’re always “in progress,” evolving with every single breath you take.

So, if we equate being calm with being still, we’re doomed to fail. Or, to be stressed anyway.

In truth, it’s not about stillness. It’s about cultivating the focus to really see the movement.

The world is not going to stop spinning, and you’re not going to stop spinning with it. The calm you’re seeking isn’t out there, though. It’s in you. Can you see it?


Life moves pretty fast…

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In the words of the world’s most famous 80’s teenager, “…if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss something.” He was right, of course. Busy lives with booked calendars, long to-do lists and vision boards for days keep you moving and grooving. Before you know it, the leaves are on the ground and it’s November. Which means, you missed something.

It’s a big one, y’all. You’ll be surprised.

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“No-Fail” Friday: Fight or flight

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Yes, I know. It’s Saturday. I’m late. I’ll spare you the excuses but I will remind us both that late is better than never, and that you still have the whole rest of the weekend to work with this “no-fail” mindfulness challenge ahead of you.

See….upsides. It’s all always just a matter of perspective.

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