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5/20 Education for Loving the World

Yogis in orderly circle holding hands

EDUCATION FOR LOVING THE WORLD As thousands of speakers across the globe make notes, prepare outlines, and practice their diction to impart hard-earned wisdom to graduating classes this month, we must acknowledge this: students today face a more uncertain future than at any time in our history. How do you encourage younger generations optimistically while the list of pollutants, species extinctions, glacial melting, extreme weather events, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons grows? Rachel Carson,

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4/21 Earth Day is Every Day

hands on earth

As the Full Moon journeyed across the night sky last week, radiating her Libra beauty, reminding me of friends like you, I could not sleep. Watching her moonwalk with asteroids by her side, I began thinking about how we, while physically apart, are viewing the same sky dance. This weekend’s two holidays, Easter and Earth Day, bond us too, no matter what political, religious, or scientific creed we ascribe to. Full Moon, Easter, and Earth

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3/18 Learning to See: Miracle on Napo'opo'o Road

spirit trees moving

Dear Friends, Yogis, and Cultural Creatives! In the middle of both dark and superlative events, percolating through our shared world, I had a rocky reminder of the miracles around every corner. The reminder came in the form of a lava rock wall. The corner was one mile down Napoo’opo’o Road, the tropical path of sweeping ocean views, emerald trees, and endless colors. When it’s dry, it’s a stunning passage. When it’s wet, the drive is

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1/28 Yoga Benefits Proven in 3150 Research Studies

light through body

DOES YOGA WORK? MORE THAN 3000 STUDIES SAY YES! In my conversations with friends, I am often asked if, as a Yoga teacher, I think Yoga will help with migraine headaches, bone healing, menstrual difficulties, PTSD, weight control, breast cancer, allergies, anxiety, diabetes, prostate problems, mental health, phobias, and much, much more. I am happy to say yes, and it’s more than hearsay. There are 3120 research articles to back it up. It’s almost incredible,

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1/1 A Year-End Assessment as Beautiful as the Flowers

flowers

A YEAR-END ASSESSMENT AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE FLOWERS Dear Friends, Yogis, and Travelers on Many Paths, Happy New Year! Here’s a big thank you for being part of our Evolutionary Yoga Flow community in 2018. I’ve been enjoying my vacation, spending more time with loved ones, finishing up projects, and doing a year-end review and charting out new goals for 2019. 2018 was in some ways a hard, heart-breaking year, and yet it was also

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12/13 The Ancient Tree of Life

tree of life

KONA, HAWAII – All around the Earth near the time of Winter Solstice, the Tree of Life is renewed in ceremonies, services, parties, and candle-lightings. When people come together to celebrate the longest night of the year, we share the message of this joyful time, which is to love one another. We celebrate the return of the sun – the birth of the son — with merry singing and dancing. Hawai’i’s Makahiki, Africa’s Kwanzaa, the

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10/31 MAKE AMERICA KIND AGAIN

Statue of Liberty with head in hands

Namaste, Friends, Yogis, and Cultural Creatives! Last week, I wrote to you about the Tree of Life, which we climb like our ancestors before us, upward, sideways, and even down sometimes. Little did I know how far down we would go in just a few days, and that this week we would be mourning the loss of life at another Tree of Life, a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The Tree of Life is the same one.

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10/14 Power Within & Yoga's 8 Limbs

Worshipper in water

On the amazing Tree of Life, we climb like our ancestors before us, upward, sideways, and even down sometimes to step carefully on stable limbs and hold branches to steady ourselves in this quantum leaping world. It’s crucial to know where the limbs and handholds are, and what helpers and metaphorical demons we may face each step of the way. That’s why during our full-body asana classes on Mondays between now and Christmas, we’re immersing

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10/8 ON OUR WATCH - Climate Change, #MeToo, & the Patriarchy

justice weighing planet and fire

We live in an era of firsts, and also a time of lasts. The last days we are witnessing are the ones we can still use — before it could be too late — to stem catastrophic climate change. Floods, fires, and hurricanes have all increased in the last ten years, all of which were predicted by scientists. They just didn’t think it would be so soon. They have now set 2030 as the threshold

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10/1 Art in Bali - Remembering to Remember

Yogi at Bali s Gunung Agung Volcano

I was working on my Ph. D. in Creative Arts when I first visited Bali, the tiny island in Indonesia where, it’s said, the gods spend their vacation. Studying the practical psychology of liberation through the arts, I arose every morning at dawn, walked out to the sun-drenched wooden platform overlooking the Java Sea, and began my morning yoga practice. It was 1986, long before Yoga in Bali became a commercial goldmine, and it was

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