Posts made in March, 2013

The Philosophy Of Pain: A Most Persistent Teacher

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in | Comments Off on The Philosophy Of Pain: A Most Persistent Teacher

Recently, while reading Light on Life by B.K.S Iyengar, I came to a section of the book that focused on pain. I found myself underlining, double underlining, and starring even more than usual. Something about this topic really had my attention! “Pain,” Iyengar writes, “is a great philosopher. It thinks constantly how to get rid of itself and demands discipline.” He goes on to talk about how pain focuses our attention, and can be a very persistent teacher. Some key lessons from pain include the following: Avoiding pain is not the same thing as coping with it. As Yoga teachers, we work with many people who have pain. One of my clients, a dancer, came to see me in my...

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How To Deal With A Debbie-Downer Friend

Posted by on Mar 15, 2013 in | Comments Off on How To Deal With A Debbie-Downer Friend

Ever found yourself standing on the cusp of an idea, about to crack open a long held dream, but you’re feeling ready to take it on? And then what do you do? You pick up the phone and call your nearest and dearest Wet Blanket friend. You know her, the person at the ready with all the reasons why you shouldn’t go through with it: “For your own good…” “Just a thought…” “You might want to consider…” You may walk away from that interaction, as I have, feeling disappointed or annoyed, asking yourself why you’re even friends with that person. But the truth is, you made the call, pressed send, set up the...

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