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I Sing the Body Electric

I Sing the Body Electric

I sing the Body electric; The armies of those I love engirth me, and I engirth them; They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the Soul. Was…

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If the beat is time, flow is what we do with that time

If the beat is time, flow is what we do with that time

The beat is only one half of a rap song’s rhythm. The other is the flow…The flow isn’t like time, it’s like life. It’s like a heartbeat or the way you breathe, it can jump, speed up, slow down, stop, or pound right through like…

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Yogi Hari on right association and dealing with the shit

Yogi Hari on right association and dealing with the shit

It’s tough, especially lately, not to go negative. This election season seems more contentious, more polarizing, and more in your Face(book) than ever. Opposing opinions feel like personal attacks. We fan the flames, and fail to feel compassion or sympathy for people who we’re sure…

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Be the Slinky.

Be the Slinky.

This guest post is by Friend of Beerasana Katherine O’Hare. I was listening to Radiolab on NPR this weekend and heard a great talk on “What a Slinky Knows.”   We all know the basic moves of a Slinky, but a deeper lesson is hidden within the ol’ Slinky.

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Make Your Flaws Famous: Gaga’s Body Image Revolution

Make Your Flaws Famous: Gaga’s Body Image Revolution

So, I guess Lady Gaga gained 25 pounds and everybody is freaking out. Showbiz media outlets have taken full advantage of Gaga’s gain to garner clicks and be assholes. Body image and eating disorders are a real problem in the US. People’s judgy attitudes—and the…

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Hold on Loosely

Hold on Loosely

The Buddha laid it down: 1. All Life Is Suffering 2. Suffering Comes From Desire (Grasping or Craving) 3. We Can Overcome that Suffering 4. The Way to Overcome it is to Follow the 8 Fold Path It’s not always easy, when I’m hurting, to…

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Counsel from my mom on the 5th anniversary of the death of my brother

Counsel from my mom on the 5th anniversary of the death of my brother

Five years ago today my sisters and I lost our little brother. A year later my folks gave up their busy-but-comfy existence in Florida and moved to northern Uganda. Their purpose was to re-dedicate their lives to alleviating suffering in a place that has a…

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Topfreedom

Topfreedom

Though Florida still discriminates against women when it comes to wearing shirts, if I (Jenny) had my druthers, male and female students could decide for themselves whether or not to throw off that wet t-shirt.  It’s absurd that men can practice hot yoga wearing almost…

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Swami Said Knock You Out

Swami Said Knock You Out

Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Sleep Deep I’m sleeping better with Yoga Nidra, but what the hell is it? Internets say it’s “a deep relaxation technique also called ‘yogic sleep’ in which mind and body is at complete rest but with complete…

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There’ll be time enough for rocking when we’re old

There’ll be time enough for rocking when we’re old

Yoga: Changing The Brain’s Stressful Habits, by Alex Korb for Psychology Today. As a neuroscientist, despite my initial incredulity, I came to realize that yoga works not because the poses are relaxing, but because they are stressful.  It is your attempts to remain calm during…

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