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Posted by admin on October 4, 2013 in Community
The Vipassana Meditation Community this week said farewell to a great spiritual leader, Satya Narayan Goenka. The technique which S. N. Goenka teaches represents a tradition that is traced back to the Buddha: Vipassana has been handed down, to the present day, by an unbroken chain of teachers to S. N. Goenka, who said, "The Buddha never taught a sectarian religion; he taught Dhamma - the way to...
Posted by admin on October 3, 2013 in Nourish
There's the obvious reason that parents shudder when they think of the gluttonous haul of candy that their Trick or Treaters will amass at month's end: the empty calories and wild sugar buzz that will send kids into a frenzy for weeks thereafter.  But there is another, more hidden, reason that we ought to think twice about while we are distributing commercially-produced candy this Hallow's...
Posted by admin on October 1, 2013 in Yoga
Cover photo by AsanaPix.com Malia Scott co-owns SAY OM YOGA in Southwest Austin, where she teaches group classes, workshops and immersions. In addition to her teaching schedule, she leads yoga + adventure retreats and small group teacher training + personal development and mentorship programs. Inspired by the full spectrum path that yoga offers, Malia's teaches e3 Vinyasa -- rooted in...
Posted by admin on September 30, 2013 in Yoga
You fact check your rants before posting to Facebook, and you spell check emails like it's your job, because, well, if it's not your job, then who's job is it?  So, imagine your horror when you find out that you've been sitting in front of your yoga classes, teaching students to align their "chakras", all the while saying the word wrong? Don't let this happen to you.   To spare you any...
Posted by admin on September 26, 2013 in Inspiration
Do you use yoga as a stabilizing practice to find emotional balance? Often times, all we need is a trip to our mats to rid our physical and mental spaces of toxins. Since it is now a commonly­ held belief amongst many of today's leading health care practitioners (like Dr. Mark Hyman) that stress causes illness, yoga's stress­ reducing benefits make it a low­cost and low­ impact method of...
Posted by YOGANONYMOUS on September 25, 2013 in Inspiration
~ By Susanna Harwood Rubin For the first few years of my teaching I would write out my notes for each class meticulously, including, theme, sequencing, and an account of whatever myth or story I might be sharing that day. At one point, I had another teacher ask me, “Do you still need do that?“ The truth was I rarely looked at my notes once they were written, even though I usually had them...