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Homeward bound

  “Every moment of our life is important.” —Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche by Jenny Hannah Since beginning my studies in Psychology, I’ve been taking trips down the road of my childhood. I had always thought revisiting my past to be a waste of time, or somehow self-indulgent—like some masturbatory sense of …

Asana

In my mediation practice, I have been contemplating what it means to take my seat. One thing that came to me was how the physical practice of Yoga began with three asanas, or “seats.” One of my yoga teachers told me that “asana” was where we got the word “ass” …

Playing on the beach

Urdvadanurasana

“Urdva danur asana” “Upward-facing bow pose” The body holds the tension between the opposing forces of a bow. The expansion and the contraction of the bow itself. Here, the yogi embodies the actions of the bow, the feeling of engagement through muscular contraction, and the moment of release and trust, …