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Is your 2011 Calender Based on Earth?

For my Winter Traditions Project I went hunting on the web for leaders in the earth based rhythms field. I found an amazing resource in Lacey Myhre, inventor of EarthCycleCalendars.While our global annual calendar page turning has nothing to do with earth-based rhythms, I'd be the first to admit that a great party til the wee hours in the middle of winter is a great idea. That said, if you want to more deeply source your creativity for 2011, click this PDF I created for you, which includes an email...

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What is your Bang for the Buck?

"The American lifestyle generates an enormous number of sick people, and there's a huge cost to repair them. We're constantly looking for high-tech solutions - a new magic pill, a new surgical procedure. But what is we went low tech instead, giving people yoga strategies. It would be the biggest bang for the buck in terms of making an impact on the world." Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa  (Yoga Journal, May 2010)I love this idea-  calculating the biggest bang for the buck in terms of making an impact. I'd like to...

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Do you rub your mother’s feet?

A main struggle of yogis on the path is narcissism.  The same struggle goes for  vaidyas (ayurvedic practitioners).The paths of yoga and ayurveda intrinsically invite us to greater and more subtle degrees of self-care (eat a sattvic, high prana diet, practice yoga  asana, pranayama, meditation, study, inquire and  contemplate ...

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For Yoga Teachers Working with Constitutions

Having an understanding of constitutional (prakruti) tendencies can greatly improve your ability to connect with your students. If we don't understand constitution often we just project our experience of yoga onto our students. For example, if you're strongly driven and have pitta tendencies and you notice one of your students continually seem distracted and can't link instructions within their own body, you might feel disconnected from them. Simply using your drive to connect intuitively with them will start to shift their practice. You might simply offer them to lower...

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