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Being Alone Ain’t So Lonely

Being Alone Ain’t So Lonely By: Jessica Proulx Loneliness, like any form of pain can be unwelcome and uncomfortable. It is easy to sink into despair when there is a sense of emptiness. But, what if that emptiness was merely space to add something new? What if emptiness became a tool of exploration rather than a precursor to malaise? In these times of discomfort we can, if willing, open up to what we are really

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Reentry

Reentry. Overcoming the pains of returning from Retreat.   I woke up this morning, not to the sound of monkeys and the light of sunrise, but to the glow of the television and the saddened tones of newscasters discussing the most recent mishandling of our democracy. I woke up this morning, and instead of sitting atop the roof of a beautiful Italian/ Costa Rican hostess, I began, with haste, to brush, wash, gather, dress, and

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7 Reasons to do Yin Yoga

By: Jessica Proulx Yin Yoga is one of those “things” in the yoga practice that my students are always afraid to try. As soon as you explain it as a “practice of long holding of gentle expressions of postures” they give you the look, and you know you have just turned them off. But how else do you explain it to someone in a way that they will understand its benefits without thinking about the

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I AM Yoga

it is in the stillness. That is where the yoga lays. In the space between the breaths, between the ebb and flow of body and mind   it is in the surrender of thoughts and actions, of lists and responsibility. The letting go of the “should” and the opening of “I am”   it is in the moment; the present moment. not the wounds of the past nor the worries of the future but the

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