The Power of Touch

“Just like you can thirst for water, you can thirst for touch. It is a comfort to be met confidently, deeply, firmly, gently, responsively. Mindful touch and movement grounds people and allows them to discover tensions that they may have held for so long that they are no longer even aware of them. When you are touched, you wake up to the part of your body that is being touched” - Bessel Van Der Kolk

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From Ouch to Om

Consistent yoga practice builds up our ability to witness and observe what is happening in our experience rather than giving it power over the way we live. The part of our consciousness that witnesses and observes is called buddhi in Sanskrit. When buddhi is strong, it is literally impossible to hurt ourselves from an asana class or from any sort of movement.

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Grandmothers, Babies, and Dogs

In this blog post, I'll discuss how, when we intend to to get rid of our pain, more suffering results. I'll also touch on how, when we practice equanimity (that is, not pushing away negative experiences nor grasping onto positive experiences) more enjoyment of life results.

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