Category: yoga

After Durga Embodiment ~ American Sentence Day 42 of 108

How I feel after Rachel Heart's yogini circle. Photo: Holly Troy

Embodying Shakti: aha Exchange with Rachel Heart

. . . there is Goddess Lakshmi who is just the essence of shree, of sweetness, of playfulness, and love in her essence. Oftentimes Lakshmi is honored as that energy of abundance, but I feel like on a much deeper level when we experience abundance as gratitude and compassion, that's when you really feel it's almost like a nectar - if you can picture nectar flowing through your whole body, it's nourishing, warm, energy of Lakshmi . . . " - Rachel Heart Photo of Rachel - photographer unknown

Rising from Ash ~ Day 41 of 108

surprise of tension breaking photo: Holly Troy

Writing for Fun, Writing for Life

Time and again, I have seen how writing can be incredibly empowering. This winter, writing became one of the ways in which I was able to show care and love for my partner while he was going through the ordeal of open-heart surgery. One of the most comforting decisions we made was to write about his healing process on Caring Bridge. The writing was a lifeline for us — sharing broke up the isolation, exhaustion and anxiety that serious illness generates. photo: Holly Troy

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Grace and Gratitude

One of my earliest yoga teachers - Sharon Gannon - performing a dance (in the video below) at Jivamukti Yoga School on 9th Street and 2nd Avenue. She writes: "Here I am performing the asana dance "Lily" at the Jivamukti Yoga school at 2nd Ave and 9th street--We would put on a party with a ...

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Yoga and Bicycles Will Save the World – Redux

I found out who created the graphic below! Her name is Rebecca Wilson - she is a graphic designer and has a groovy website/online shop called Yoga Will Save the World featuring limited edition clothing and calendars and other items for the yoga and bicycle lover in your life. So glad she reached out! I love ...

A little help from my friends and Ram Dass

The end doesn't make the experience any less valuable.

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Taking Time and Navigating the Mundane

I haven't written in a while - but this is a start. As fall was settling in, and since my sister's death, I've retreated. This has been an assessment period. My energy has been low - and I've been looking at where I need to cut back and stop leaking energy. I know I have ...

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Have some heart!

We are moving on to the heart chakra in this session of Writing the Energetic Body. I've been really busy this last week - healing from a cycling accident and having changes come up at work. Getting to the heart, for me, is perfect timing right now. The little video is a good reminder to ...