Tag : learning

My mind was screaming, “No! You don’t want to do it again because it’s hard!”

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Me, meet Me.

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“Yoga is a great place to meet your true self.  With enough practice, focus and dedication, you will learn about yourself.  In the most challenging of poses, if you stay and don’t run away, you will learn.” This last week I have contemplated quite a bit about our bodies and how we are often captives […]

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The Only Right Way to Do It

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“The best way to do it, is to do it!” ~Amelia Earhart When trying to make a change in our lives, often we allow ourselves to get bogged down in details, overanalyzing, procrastination, dread or the worst, perfectionism.  We begin to think that we can never accomplish our undertaking to our own high expectations, so […]

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“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ~Guillaume Apollinaire Last week we spent much time thinking, creating, discussing and dreaming about our goals.  Goals are important for true happiness and to give our lives meaning, but on the other side of the coin, we must learn […]

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Whenever we take on the most honorable of professions, the role of teacher, we immediately become accountable to our students.  We give and receive inspiration as teachers, whether or not we realize or desire it.  Students look to us for guidance, reassurance, help and understanding.   We are all teachers at some point in our […]

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On Saturday I ran a 10K race with an average pace of 10:02 minutes per mile. In just three weeks, I actually shaved 16 seconds off my per mile time from the previous, 4-mile race! It was shocking to me, to say the least. In the last few years, I have been focused on other […]

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“My attitude is that if you push me toward something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.”  ~Michael Jordan In yoga, we learn to live and perform in a world of odds.  We live and walk a very fine line called “the middle.”  We balance in […]

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  “I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.” ~ Winston Churchill As the end of the next to last teacher training closed on Sunday, Mimi asked us each to share “one word” for the week.  The word that bubbled up was “ready,” so I spoke it.  “But am […]

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As I walk/jogged on the treadmill over the weekend, I watched the movie “Ice Age.”  While plodding along, I laughed as Scrat the squirrel gets blown off a cliff with his whole hoard of nuts.  As he is falling through the sky, acorns surrounding him, he begins to collect the nuts.  He is so focused […]

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“The purpose of yoga is awareness, not perfected poses, beliefs, or any kind of attainment. Awareness from moment to moment requires quiet strength, flexibility, and balance. A good Yoga practice develops exactly these characteristics.”  ~Jim Gaudette Quality 23:  Flexible Good yoga teachers are flexible but flexibility does not begin and end within the physical body. […]

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