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What are you holding and protecting that cannot be protected, and cannot be broken?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David Schlussel May 20, 2010.

Spiritual hunger versus fear of running into spiritual baloney
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kjer Sahl Jan 7, 2010.

How to start a new discussion
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Discovering Svarupa - your own true form

Experiencing Svarupa, the Sanskrit word which can be defined as “one’s own true form”, “the transcendental form”, “the real identity”, is at core of this three day all inclusive retreat.Through yoga practice, ritual and contemplation in beautiful nature, nurturing expressive arts experiences and heart connecting group exercises, you will be guided to experiencing your true form, as you nourish your essential nature and reconnect with the true shape of your soul.…See More
Mar 4, 2013
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Karma, Samskara, Potholes and the Splits

Yoga and several other eastern philosophies are built around the concept of the wheel of karma and samskara.Karma is action.  Samskara is the imprint of the action: the unresolvedness of the action. POTHOLES, a metaphorWhere I grew up there were still a few dirt roads left.  I'd often see in these dirt roads these strings of potholes, decreasing in size.  As I looked at them I deduced which was the initial pothole, the first and largest - it's cause unknown, perhaps a puddle.  When cars hit the…See More
Dec 5, 2011
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yoga & emotions

Leaving class the other day I overheard something both beautiful and curious. A student who was leaving the class I just taught said to someone who hadn't, something like "I want to go home and have a good cry."  The other person (I'll call them "Chris") said "I know, I always feel like that after his class, that's why i stopped going." I posted this as my FB status and got a lot of interesting responses, which has had me sit down and think about it.  These are my thoughts, I'd love to hear…See More
Oct 5, 2011
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What is Spirituality?

I've been meeting with a group called the Center for World Spirituality.  What's exciting to me about them is that they seem to be creating a place for Spirituality to blossom independent of religion. For people to foster their connection to spirit rather than their connection to a place or system of worship.Which has me question what spirit actually is.  So I call on some powerful teachings...Yoga is not a religion, a belief system.  It is a set of practices, which, when practiced, brings…See More
Jun 1, 2011

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Discovering Svarupa - your own true form

Experiencing Svarupa, the Sanskrit word which can be defined as “one’s own true form”, “the transcendental form”, “the real identity”, is at core of this three day all inclusive retreat.

Through yoga practice, ritual and contemplation in beautiful nature, nurturing expressive arts experiences and heart connecting group exercises, you will be guided to experiencing your true form, as you nourish your essential nature and reconnect with the true shape of your…

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Posted on March 4, 2013 at 5:00pm

Karma, Samskara, Potholes and the Splits

Yoga and several other eastern philosophies are built around the concept of the wheel of karma and samskara.

Karma is action.  Samskara is the imprint of the action: the unresolvedness of the action.

 

POTHOLES, a metaphor

Where I grew up there were still a few dirt roads left.  I'd often see in these dirt roads these strings of potholes, decreasing in size.  As I looked at them I deduced which was the initial pothole, the first and largest - it's cause unknown,…

Continue

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 10:00am

yoga & emotions

Leaving class the other day I overheard something both beautiful and curious. A student who was leaving the class I just taught said to someone who hadn't, something like "I want to go home and have a good cry."  The other person (I'll call them "Chris") said "I know, I always feel like that after his class, that's why i stopped going."

 

I posted this as my FB status and got a lot of interesting responses, which has had me sit down and think about it.  These are my thoughts,…

Continue

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 8:23pm

What is Spirituality?

I've been meeting with a group called the Center for World Spirituality.  
What's exciting to me about them is that they seem to be creating a place for Spirituality to blossom independent of religion. For people to foster their connection to spirit rather than their connection to a place or system of worship.
Which has me question what spirit actually is.  So I call on some powerful teachings...
Yoga is not a religion, a belief…
Continue

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 11:18am

Yoga and the Art of the Nearly Impossible

I sometimes think of yoga as the practice of exploring the nearly impossible.  



All these crazy postures: they seem impossible, but someone has achieved them, so that means they actually ARE possible.   One of my first big conceptual breakthroughs in my yoga practice was replacing "can't" with "haven't" when referring to my abilities both on and off the mat.  "Can't" means to me that it is outside of my abilities, now and forevermore.  "Haven't" implies that it just hasn't happened… Continue

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 5:00pm

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What are you holding and protecting that cannot be protected, and cannot be broken? 2 Replies

Started by David Schlussel. Last reply by David Schlussel May 20, 2010.

Spiritual hunger versus fear of running into spiritual baloney 2 Replies

Started by David Schlussel. Last reply by Kjer Sahl Jan 7, 2010.

How to start a new discussion 4 Replies

Started by David Schlussel. Last reply by David Schlussel Jan 6, 2010.

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