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Taking Your Seat

In choosing a shape for a seated meditation* I always begin with the same question: what will support my body, in this practice, to be both comfortable and wakeful? For most of us, that is going to involve props. I…

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Two Practices for Charged Times

As we individually and collectively navigate what it means to take care of ourselves and our communities, I want to share some resources. Dr. Kristin Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer of The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion have offered a thoughtful…

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Solstice Poem

A simple meditation inspired by the Winter Solstice and Margaret Atwood's Solstice Poem. This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year's threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes…

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Tending to Arrows: RAIN Meditation

The following is an excerpt from an article written for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers. It’s been said that when the Buddha was asked what the difference was between folks on the path of waking up, and those not on the…

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Listening to the Nehalem River

Whether exploring out in the world, or returning home, one of the most powerful ways I've found to land in both place and body, is by listening. Last weekend I had the honor of teaching a retreat at North Fork…

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RAIN

As human beings, there’s no getting around that at times we will feel vulnerable, hurt, angry, and other difficult feelings. This month at Meditation Mondays we’ve been gradually unpacking a mindfulness practice that can be particularly helpful for navigating challenging…

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Mini Sound Meditation

This five-minute meditation was created for 8 Limbs Yoga Centers as part an exploration on the theme, Ditch Your Distractions. Check out the original blog here which includes five ways to move out of distracted states by consciously turning one's…

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Calling in Supportive Presence

8 Limbs Yoga Centers recently invited me to write about ways we can call in supportive presence. This is an excerpt.  Click here to read the full, original piece. Here are four ways to call in and be replenished by…

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Heart-Warming Practices

I recently contributed to 8 Limbs Yoga Centers month-long community inquiry, what warms you up? (Click here for my full, but brief, article.) Below are three simple, heart-warming practices I shared, along with a six-minute guided meditation. Upon waking, light…

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