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    Nail biting times

    The news around the world these days can be pretty distressing and, for some, it might cause an underlying feeling of anxiety, even if we’re not entirely conscious of these stressful effects. This time of year can also trigger anxiety, destabilizing our energy as the days get shorter and the weather becomes more unpredictable: nervous habits and mental agitation are…

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    Is your life a pain in the neck?

    At the beginning of my group hatha yoga classes, I ask my students how they are feeling and what they would like to do. Pretty much every time, most hands are drawn like magnets to their respective necks and shoulders, and relieving tension there is always at the top of the list of things to work on during the session.…

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    A plea for mindfulness in mindless times

    If we are truly mindful, we can see that nothing is at it appears to be. Looking deeply, as all sages have taught, shows us that the root cause of our suffering can be traced back to our thoughts, and acts of violence that promote further suffering can themselves be traced back to earlier suffering – also stemming from earlier…

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    Learning from Pain

    β€œOnly this actual moment is life.” Thich Nhat Hanh I have been in relatively intense pain for most of the past two months. It started out as the dull, nagging pain that briefly rears its head a few times a year, the mild twinge of an injury caused by a misguided and over-zealous therapeutic “adjustment” which tore my sacroiliac joint…