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Learning to Let Go

Posted on 3 May, 2020 at 0:20
Learning to Let Go Ahhh the push and the pulls of life, we ride the wave of the constant ebbs and flows, juggle the many doings of our days and yet despite it all there are things we cannot control or change. For this we have a great tool and that is the serenity prayer. God grant me the serenity, to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. With this we can remind ourselves, of what is truly in our power and w... Read Full Post »

Tower to the Flowing River to the Sea

Posted on 19 December, 2019 at 19:55
Its been so long since I have put heart to page and flowed from my soul. The time has come, inspired by the new freedom I have begun to feel within my heart. After all was lost in my life, my path was dramatically eroded and my direction shifted like waters of a powerful river flowing down the once dusty arid arroyos of the baja. When it rains it pours and so too my heart like a levy broke and set me free. The archetypal tower card of the tarot the ivory tower implodes and falls into the sea... Read Full Post »

Issues of Time - Hidden Mysteries of the Grandmothers

Posted on 22 August, 2017 at 15:30
Aging and changing, the cycles of life keep moving onward in their endless progression. As a teacher of chair yoga, I see how bodies age with time. There is a trend in our society to create the illusion of agelessness, to hide or shun the natural process of aging. There seems to be a greater fear of aging than there is of death. As a woman I feel the pull of the collective in terms of appearances, competitiveness and fitness in general. Ironically, more so in my field as there is a bit of a... Read Full Post »

Moon Cycles, Mother Earth, Women and Yoga Flow

Posted on 11 May, 2016 at 18:20

The water element, Svadistana the second chakra.....energy within the pelvic bowl and the female reproductive system, how do these powerful forces relate to the cycles of the moon and mother earth?  The sacred power of womanhood has long been repressed in our culture.  We plug our cycles to keep moving, and pushing through our busy schedules.  The curse....some call the crimson tide of the womanly cycle.  The cycle of our birthing years runs approximately 28 days as does t...

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Meditation the Way of Mastery

Posted on 23 December, 2015 at 18:25

Meditation the Way of Mastery.

So we begin! 

The path has opened before you and we are at the begining of the long road towards greater understanding and self discovery.  For the beginner, meditation can be a daunting task.  Who knew there was such a plethora of noise, such a storm of excuses and so many pressing things that arise despite every intention to find solace and peace within.  The inner realm is laden with shadows, light and many colorful thoughts an...

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Come to Terms with Your Body- Ground and Connect

Posted on 13 April, 2015 at 1:25

Coming to Terms with Your Body

The body is the first step in your yoga practice. Many of us have walked through life in complete disregard for our bodies. Pushing, prodding and forcing our way through, treating our physical form as a machine neglecting the regular maintenance. Despite our outer focused society, where the car and the glam and the way we appear to others are a central focus, we have ironically forgotten the old adage that the body is a temple. Some cringe to think of ...

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Deconstructing the Fortress of Fear

Posted on 13 November, 2014 at 2:35


When asked the other day my personal opinion on the meaning of life, I without hesitation replied to love and to learn to let the walls down. It is not for me the big picture of my purpose that is so difficult but the process of living in the context of it that is a bit of the challenge. On paper it looks great, and theoretically it sounds rather simple. Live in the moment, forgive and forget, let go and sur...

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Taming the Monkey Mind

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 22:05


For many of us in this fast paced world we are plagued with an equally fast paced mind. Our thoughts can become a whirlwind as we try to juggle the many events in our schedule along with the ongoing dialogue we have with ourselves. For many of us we have been conditioned to use a judgmental style of introspection that can be very damaging.

When the mind is not critiquing our own actions and deeds it is busy evaluating the actions and conduct of other people or entities. P...

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Mood Swings- The Pendulum

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:50


So the pendulum swings, back and forth. For some the movement is faster and more extreme, while for others there is a slow and steady pace. Myself personally, my pendulum once moved with unruly force. I struggled greatly with the passions that were within me as a young person. It seemed my emotions were extremely high, and I was very sensitive to all manner of exterior stimuli. It has taken some time and...

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Walk Your Talk- Integrity and Honesty

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:30

Upon the spiritual path there comes the time where the philosophy must become pragmatic, grounded in actions which reflect those ideals which have been set as intentions. This is where the walk reflects the talk. This is where we have the opportunity to use the principles and put them to good use. It has been said that faith without works is dead, and here is the great turning point. How can the ideas and values we hold, be authentically expressed in our da...

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Zen and the Art of True Love Maintenance

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:25

Zen and the Art of True Love Maintenance


Much of the methods for love we have learned are based upon the need for give and take. We have a conditional love that is fueled by the ego, love that is based on the receipt of certain things in order to continue. Without the satisfaction of certain prerequisites and quotas our giving begins to wane in the face of outer deficits. When our needs or ex...

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Redefining Success In the West- Manifest Destiny Within

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:25

Manifest Destiny Within-Redefining Success in the Wild West


In today’s changing Westernized World there has been a welcomed return to Eastern Ideas. In essence we are approaching a major transformation but there are still lingering aspects of our conditioning that persist as the end of the Kali Yuga strains to make its succession and give birth to the Aquarian New Age. Wha...

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Pranayama and Emotional Healing

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:20


When challenges hit it is how we deal with them that defines our character. For the majority of us there are two channels through which we process difficult situations. One is that we react on impulse or feel a hit of feelings that drives our actions, the second approach is stuffing or distancing ourselves from the sensation by use of repression or evasion tactics. Sometimes we experience a combination of the two. ...

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Living a Purposeful Life

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:20


Often times when one begins to transition to what Wayne Dyer describes as the Meaning Phase of Our Life, there is tendency to want to abandon the world ship and the structures that we have grown to identify with. Many times we want to quit our jobs, change relationships and make a dramatic shift and throw the baby out with the bath water. Even the most conservative of people may at least once in ...

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Old Tapes We Play- Negative Loop

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:15


So the cycle begins again, and ohhh how easily it is to fall subject to the same old trappings of yester year. The finger pointing, blame shifting and the back and forth game of who done it. Fighting fire with fire, relying on logic to win the day. But who is this imagined audience we speak to from our pulpit? We postulate and cross examine as if our battle is a mini trial and as if some imaginary jud...

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Out with the Old and in with the New

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:15


Sometimes we have to let go of people that we may love to find true love. If you love someone, they make you laugh and you enjoy their company but they are not ready for a comitted relationship based on trust and honor....you got to let them go.

Holding on to a person who is not willing nor able to love you fully back in return is a form of self sabatoge. You are essentially saying to the universe that I dont deser...

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Spiritual House Cleaning and Karma

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:15

Clearing Away the Wreckage of the Past

Spiritual House Cleaning and Karma

by Soul Girl Yoga

Karmic Debt, the need for some serious house cleaning. It is funny how we can be lulled into complacency when things seem like they are going well. It is not until the s$#%t hits the fan that you realize you left behind some unfinished business that did not seem pressing at the time. During this mini sabaticle, silly dramas and romances take center stage and the frivolous nature o...

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Clearing Away the Wreckage of the Past

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:15

Clearing Away the Wreckage of the Past

Spiritual House Cleaning and Karma

by Soul Girl Yoga

Karmic Debt, the need for some serious house cleaning. It is funny how we can be lulled into complacency when things seem like they are going well. It is not until the s$#%t hits the fan that you realize you left behind some unfinished business that did not seem pressing at the time. During this mini sabaticle, silly dramas and romances take center stage and the frivolous nature o...

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Dealing With Difficult People

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:15

Your Acre of Diamonds the Path to True Insight

Difficult People and Your Mirror Within

By Soul Girl Yoga

 

The concept of one´s personal acre of diamonds was shared with me in a fantastic immersion called Immersion in Love at the Soul of Yoga designed and lead by one of my great teachers Tom Kelly. The implications of this concept and its real life implication are beyond far reaching.

 

The person in your life who is your greatest button pus...

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Importance of Your Intention

Posted on 12 November, 2014 at 21:10

The Importance of Your Intention

Amanda Luisa Rodriguez Nagy

 

The key to the path of least resistance and finding the flow of life is in being able to tap into that which is authentic and pure. To get real, we are called to pierce what is known in India as the veil of Maya. The veil of Maya consists of the layers of static noise that distract us from the clarity and simplicity of the truth. Maya, is the monkey mind, and the ego chatter, the preoccupation with tangib...

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