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Yoga with Roxoliana

Victoria BC

Tag / yang/yin

Ending is Beginning

I walked by this patch of earth the other day, a living, thriving, corner encased by roads and stones. I love the simplicity of this image; these are just flowers coming up to meet the relative warmth of early spring. On the other hand, the teaching of these flowers is profound. They show us the […]

Opposites Meet

Yoga is the space where opposites meet…inhale and exhale, holding and letting go, offering and receiving. It is the time when we practice harmonizing opposites…integration and expansion, steadiness and ease, focus and release.

Cherish the Light

Without the light there is no dark and without the dark there is no light. As the days grow shorter we are reminded to cherish every moment that we do still receive light. We might tend warming fires, open curtains wide to slanting rays of sunshine, and begin again to enjoy candlelight. Perhaps we may […]

Work and Play

If you read these posts, attend my classes, or in any other way participate in yoga with me, you will likely notice that I speak about balance often. Balance is a play between two contrary elements, a concerted effort to allow these elements to coexist in some sort of harmony, and a trust that these […]

Just Enough

We need only ever do our best. Whether in relationships with ourselves or others, whether in work or play, whether in time or effort spent. Our best is enough. Less than our best is less than enough. More than our best is more than enough….and our best is always changing. Therefore we do just enough. […]

Linear vs. Cyclical Experiences

When a basil plant reaches its flowering stage it displays the beauty of the flowers as the pinnacle of its growth. It also begins to slowly die. On the other hand, when the plant’s stems are cut with at least a couple lower leaves intact, the plant continues to grow and thrive and produce it’s delicious edible leaves. […]

Balancing ‘Ha’ and ‘Tha’

I have been reading a book written by my good friend Irene, which you can see in this photograph and which you can learn more about here. She explores how we have become disconnected from our essential nature as humans, how our current cultural context blinds us and causes us to forget our essential nature, and […]