Yoga Books and More: A Reading List Fit for a Yogi

Yoga is great for stretching. If you do it enough, you can touch your toes and improve your parallel parking skills by twisting to see behind you. But, it’s also great for stretching and expanding things beyond your muscles—namely your mind. Through concentration and meditation, in particular,…

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“Is the Buddha Coming to My Birthday Party?”

I could hear the shrieking of five-year-olds in the bouncy fortress from the driveway as I arrived at my goddaughter’s birthday. When they saw me, she and her best friend, Mia, ran to the mesh lookout windows to say hello, clinging to the strings and mushing their…

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Consciousness Sucks!

“Consciousness sucks!” This is what a friend of mine says. He doesn’t mean he wants to be unconscious or irresponsible. He’s on the spiritual path and sometimes his inner voice encourages him to go against lower impulses. It means that he sometimes forgoes the easier and more…

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