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“Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. [...]
Sometimes people ask me, “Hey Karen/Phyzz, you’re a yoga business. How come you don’t post/tweet/blog about yoga all the time?” Here’s the thing: I really don’t want to be some banal, pedantic, yoga-all-the-time-yogis that sends you recycled yoga platitudes and snippets of wisdom. Not that I don’t think there’s any value in it, nor do [...]
I recently walked into a very busy yoga studio and asked if I could leave some postcards advertising Phyzz’s upcoming trip to India this February. The person behind the desk literally raised an eyebrow at me and motioned suspiciously, “Let me see’em.” After taking a look, they huffed, “Sorry, can’t post’em. We already have people [...]
We’re so accustomed to not being able to sit still, so much so that the idea of even trying to meditate is laughable to some. Or, even if we’re able to somehow cajole our minds into some state that resembles absolute focus, the effort and effect is only momentary. Which got me to thinking…is there anything [...]
Well…it’s taken a little over a month for me to pull my thoughts together about my recent trip to climb Mount Rainier. I hope you enjoy it, and I welcome your thoughts and feedback. NOTE: I get a bit wordy below…if you’re short on time, you can read the extremely truncated version of this piece [...]
Posted: October 8th, 2010 under beginnings, nature, philosophy, photos, pranayama, seattle.
Tags: climbing mount rainier, Disappointment Cleaver, Ishvara Pranidhana, letting go, Mount Rainier, release, surrender
We are now living an era of incredibly small attention spans. The internet (among other things) has catapulted us into an entirely new level of distraction, where hours can easily get gobbled up by link after link of deliciously addictive content. We hear about epidemics of “elective ADHD” in our information-dense world. When it comes to [...]
Via our peeps over at one of our favorite blogs, neatorama. Well, here’s a little gem from the animal kingdom that appears to be, what some will call, “immortal”. The article will tell you that this jellyfish appears to be able to continually recycle itself – i.e., revert to its beginning stages to start its life [...]
When I was growing up in the Philippines in the early 80s, Japanese robot anime (cartoons) were extremely popular on television…well, before the President Marcos banned them. Yep, banned them. The two that I remember most notably were Voltes 5 and Mazinger Z. I’ve been humming the themes to both of these shows for, well, decades now (remarkably, apparently in the [...]
Springtime is ripe with change. We add new activities to our schedules, start planning summer adventures, and break out wardrobe items that haven’t seen the light of day in six months or so (read: sleeves that let your arms feel the air!). Somehow, in the winter, there just seems to be more time. Some luxuriate [...]
“It is all a matter of magnetism: we encounter those that are on our own wavelength.” – Swami Nirmalananda Giri Just came across this article via @lilalabs on twitter. The Atma Jyoti Blog is fast becoming one of my favorite resources for spiritual reading and getting my jnana yoga-nerd fix. Check out this essay on [...]