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Doing the Unexpected

Recently, I did something I haven’t done in 15 years. I cycled up to Gatineau Park. Years ago, when I was new to Ottawa, this was something I’d do at least a few times every summer. If...

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The Sap of Life

I hope you’re having a brilliant day. Mine has been great. I’m just back from a walk.  

Daily walks are one of the things I’ve started as a result of COVID-19. I take...

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Kali Yuga, from Darkness to Light

When you look around at what’s happening globally on a number of fronts, you might ask yourself what the heck is going on?

 We are in the midst of record-setting heatwaves and...

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Getting to the Heart of Matters

People come to yoga for all sorts of reasons. Some want to feel more fit, some are seeking community, some want to connect with their body, some have conditions that no other therapy has helped,...

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Finding Inspiration

Do you ever find yourself reflecting on where you are at in your life and thinking, wow, I need to shift things up?! It seems you can move along somnolently in life and before you know it years...

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Attachments

I’ve been reflecting a lot on attachments lately. It is interesting how you grow attached to the things and ideas that shape your reality. Of course, much of this is unconscious and rarely...

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Creativity - the Juice of Life

 

The teachings of Ayurveda and yoga say that creativity is an important pillar in a balanced life. In the purushartha, ancient teachings that identify the four desires of life, kama is one of the...

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Yoga, A Living Tradition

 

Understanding yoga as a living tradition can be perplexing and enthralling - being able to plug into a tradition to keep it thriving.

What does yoga as a living tradition mean?  

A living...

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Yoga and Healing: Getting to the Root of the Matter

 

The root centre is an important part of our physiology and energy body. When you start yoga, whether from a physical, spiritual or well-being perspective, you at some point recognize it as a...

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Stability and Yoga

 

Often the focus in modern yoga is on flexibility. From my point of view, stability is a more important part of the yoga journey. You can practice in such a way to bring more stability into your...

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