Weekly Practice

The sweetness of practice comes with integration. We share tips and reflections regularly on our blog to help you find ways to connect.

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Aug 2, 2022

Truthfulness

Truthfulness Of course, truthfulness is a perfect reflection. It brings with it an indomitable strength and, a most tender benevolence. Truthfulness is an act of service. It requires courage. It requires energy, patience, and generosity. It gives rise to wisdom and...

Aug 2, 2022
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Jul 13, 2022

Patience

Patience is the perfection practice that we are working with this month. These are practices to beautify the mind and heart. We feel good when we do them! Our mental, emotional, and physical health improves when we are steeped in these practices. Patience as a...

Jul 13, 2022
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Jun 14, 2022

Energy

In our mindfulness groups this month we have been working with energy. It is one of the ways  that we can purify the mind and heart. It’s actually a coincidence that this is our topic this month but it does seem incredibly appropriate! Perhaps it is a...

Jun 14, 2022
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May 30, 2022

Back in the saddle

Ok, I didn’t actually make it to the saddle (as we fondly refer to the O’Malley Gully) but I did get to one of my favorite hiking trails in Anchorage for my annual “reality check.” This what I call my first foray into the mountains after summer comes to the...

May 30, 2022
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May 3, 2022

Wisdom

The Buddha said that the way to become wise is to ask questions. The Yoga Sutras tell us that there are several ways to attain knowledge: through inference, direct (sense) experience, and teachings. Contemporary neuroscience recognizes “multiple intelligences”...

May 3, 2022
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Apr 19, 2022

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Diane Ziegner

As a teacher and student of yoga, I often look to The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali for inspiration. Introducing and inviting my students to apply the wisdom of the sutras with curiosity in asana class is one of my objectives as a teacher. It gives a richness to our...

Apr 19, 2022
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Apr 11, 2022

Taking Time to Listen by Maggie Laufenberg

Hello all and welcome to my first blog post with Yoga for Mental Health. I am delighted to share my practice with you as well as my story while Margi is away on retreat! I want to start off by sharing with you the first time I tried to practice mindfulness and to...

Apr 11, 2022
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Apr 3, 2022

Giving up what causes suffering

Perfections of the Heart: Renunciation“Most people have something they can relinquish.” This is the quote from Sylvia Boorstein that opened our conversation about generosity. We considered abundance, receptivity, and how to reinforce connections with the practice...

Apr 3, 2022

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