Gratitude is a Fierce Surrender by Karin Carlson

Gratitude is a Fierce Surrender by Karin Carlson

GRATITUDE a Fierce Surrender Gratitude is a particular kind of attention; a way of seeing and being in the world. As such, it has nothing to do with circumstances or things. It has to do...

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Resolution, Revolution, Ritual: the last in a three part series by Karin Carlson

Resolution, Revolution, Ritual: the last in a three part series by Karin Carlson

Resolution, Ritual, REVOLUTION It’s nearing the end of January. The dawns are so deep they break to ink blue. Stars are sharp. To say nothing whatsoever of the cold. Only that it’s a hard kind of...

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Resolution, Ritual, Revolution: the second in a three part series by Karin Carlson

Resolution, Ritual, Revolution: the second in a three part series by Karin Carlson

Resolution, RITUAL, Revolution It’s nearing the end of January. The dawns are so deep they break to ink blue. Stars are sharp. To say nothing whatsoever of the cold. Only that it’s a hard kind of...

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Resolution, Ritual, Revolution: the first in a three part series by Karin Carlson

Resolution, Ritual, Revolution: the first in a three part series by Karin Carlson

RESOLUTION, Ritual, Revolution It’s nearing the end of January. The dawns are so deep they break to ink blue. Stars are sharp. To say nothing whatsoever of the cold. Only that it’s a hard kind of season....

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Ahimsa: First, Ethic

Ahimsa: First, Ethic

My practice began with asana.  It began in the body.  Words and understanding, all this ethics and philosophy, came later. I felt a strange, deep stirring when I practiced.  I didn’t know a thing about...

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The Yoga of Darkness by Karin Burke of Return Yoga

The Yoga of Darkness by Karin Burke of Return Yoga

“Emotion is the chief source of all becoming- consciousness. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.” -Carl Jung I once had a student who started to...

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Magical Thinking, Yoga and Internal Inquiry

Magical Thinking, Yoga and Internal Inquiry

Mostly, yoga is bullshit. This is breaking my heart. One of my teachers says I should allow my heart to break.  Another shrugs when I say I’m about ready to leave the path and start...

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