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How to Shift from Dark to Light
There are so many things that we deal with every day in our own lives and in the world around us that are dark and difficult. There are times when it’s hard to imagine that the world will change and life will get easier. How much more gracefully can we accept challenges if we know that experiencing them will help us to recognize and appreciate the better times that will come if we just allow them to? That way, what is truly negative? More
August combines the passion of the fire signs with the empathy of the water signs. Let's start with the two lunations—the Leo New Moon of August 6 and the Aquarius Full Moon of August 20. More
Omega Institute Are You Afraid of Love? by David Richo
How To Work Through the Fear of Love
Most of us fear love as much as we want it, sometimes less, sometimes more. We fear both the receiving and giving of full-on love. The engaged focus on us from loving eyes can feel invasive. Those who want our love can seem to be asking too much of us. The vulnerability inherent in loving and in being loved can be quite daunting. We want love to happen on our own terms. We want to show love only in the exact way that feels safe to us. We want full control of the love we parcel out: how much, how long, how deep. More
How We Deal With Loss of Loved Ones
In a dream…I’m standing on a beach surrounded by a vast expanse of dark sand as far as I can see. Gulls are squawking in the distance. I’m looking into my father’s watery blue eyes. He’s animated and young, explaining something to me with more passion than I ever saw in the last years of his life. His brother, my beloved Uncle Pete, who died soon after my dad, is standing beside us, laughing. More
An Ever-Widening Circle
Is it possible to live a life of engaged lovingkindness or to really love everyone? David Richo, a teacher and a psychotherapist known for drawing on Buddhism, poetry, and Jungian perspectives in his work, explains how we can. Lovingkindness, Richo explains, is an ever-widening circle of love that begins with ourselves, then includes some others, then embraces all others. More
Omega Institute The Questing Mind: Opening Up to New Possibilities by Sam Keen
Opening Up to New Possibilities
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves." —Rilke More
Chelsea Roff
Yoga Service Interview Series: Chelsea Roff
Rob: How did you find yoga? Chelsea: I wish I could say I went because I wanted to reconnect with my body, learn to meditate, develop a spiritual practice, or something like that. But honestly, I wanted nothing of the sort. I thought yoga sounded fluffy, esoteric, airy-fairy, and way too soft for my tastes. The only reason I went was that it was the only form of exercise my treatment team approved of, and I felt insanely uncomfortable in the new body I was growing into. More
Tari Prinster
Yoga Service Interview Series: Tari Prinster
Rob: What emotionally motivates you to give back the gift of yoga? More
Sham Rang Singh Khalsa and Jai Dev Singh Khalsa
How can you tell the difference between a sore throat that signals an infection and one that indicates an energetic block? Sham Rang Singh Khalsa and Jai Dev Singh explain how to identify and treat physical, mental, and spiritual symptoms by combining the sciences of Ayurveda and Kundalini Yoga.  More
Rodney Yee
When I went to Pune, India, I had seven years of arduous practice under my belt. It was 1987 and I was on my way to study yoga with the master himself, B.K.S. Iyengar. I thought I was ready, but I was secretly worried about two basic postures—reclining hero pose and shoulderstand. Maybe I could hide in the corner or go to the bathroom when these poses were addressed. Fat chance! Geeta, B.K.S. Iyengar’s daughter, had me demonstrating reclining hero pose on the first day. And B.K.S. Iyengar looked at me with massive disapproval during shoulderstand. More

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