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Victoria BC

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Be Here Now

When we practice yoga on our mats we talk about being with this particular breath, with this posture, with this sensation in our bodies. The opposite of this would be anticipating the next breath, worrying about the upcoming posture, or hoping for a release from the sensations our body feels right now. How does this […]

Safe Places

We all need places where we can hide away and restore ourselves to our natural equilibrium when events become overwhelming. The cat loves this little hut as a quiet and dark place to hide away from us humans and the commotion of our lives. Simple shapes like standing, sitting, lying down, or kneeling with the […]

Decompress

Over the years I have heard many people use the word ‘decompressing’ to describe time they have spent relaxing, letting go, or unwinding, generally after an effortful period of work. I unintentionally spent a few minutes yesterday evening simply sitting in my quiet home in silence; after a little time I realized that I quite literally felt […]

Do Nothing

I have a tendency to worry about what I should be doing, what I need to do next, and what I should have already done. What if it is sometimes best to just do nothing? To let breath pass through my body? To allow the minutes to tick by unfilled? To see what I see […]

Just Be…

I have a book of quotations that I have collected over the years. I enjoy perusing the collection every once in a while to see what I might see, and this one stood out to me today. It is from a book by Ann Daly called Critical Gestures: Writings on Dance and Culture. Practicing yoga helps us shift […]