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Stream of Consciousness …

the Violet Moon Yoga web log

Gratitude

 

Every day acknowledge one thing you are grateful for- the softness of your pets fur, your home, your surroundings, freedom, the list goes on and on.  It can be the smallest thing and just that acknowledgement will change your state, expand your consciousness and bring you joy. The practice of gratitude reaches far beyond our
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The Subject Tonight is Love -Hafiz

 

“It happens all the time in heaven, And some day It will begin to happen Again on earth – That men and women who are married, And men and men who are Lovers, And women and women Who give each other Light, Often will get down on their knees And while so tenderly Holding their
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Radiance Sutra 34

 

The air I am breathing was exhaled in ecstasy by an ancient Sun.                                               This Earth I am standing on was born of cosmic fire.                  
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Non attachment!

 

The practice of yoga is all about letting go of habit.  Easier said than done! First, we have to become aware of them.  If you’re lucky enough to become aware, that’s where the work begins.  Hmmmmmm, habits……….do you always go to the same spot in class? How bout, come 4:00 a nice cup of tea
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Awe

 

As this fall slowly begins to wind down, I am amazed at how beautiful it still is and how lucky I am to live in the Hudson Valley.  The color of the leaves, the clarity of the air, the brilliant sky make me feel alive and vibrant. I am reminded of the dialogue between God
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August in the mountains

 

There’s something about the “pre fall” sunlight and clarity of the air right now that is so divine! It brings to mind one of my favorite writings by Krishnamurti. Here’s an excerpt…. “It was such a clear morning, breathless, full of that strange light that one sees not only with one’s eyes but with one’s
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Hudson Valley fabulosity…….

 

One of the most amazing things about the Hudson Valley, other than the fabulous yoga community that is, is the homespun, back to basics attitude of the people. In regards to food, we grow it, cook it, bake it, ferment it, and prepare it in the most delicious and healthy ways possible .  I’m in
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Spring into summer juice delights

 

Yay! It’s almost officially summer and time for juicing and eating as many local organic veggies as possible! I belong to the vitamix cult and throw greens, fruit, ginger and the kitchen sink in there and blend it up. It’s awesome.  It feels great to be doing something SO great for your health. (on top
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Spring Radiance Sutra intro and Sutra #1

 

The amazing intro for The Radiance Sutras makes me feel like spring, bringing with it all the joy I felt as a kid getting dressed up on Easter Sunday to go egg hunting, grass rolling and chocolate eating. The first sutra follows up with a beautiful sense of peace and space in the observance of
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Common Sense Sutra

 

I love Sutra 2.33 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali because my mom could’ve said it!  It’s such common sense!  ”When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite (positive) ones should be thought of. This is pratipaksha bhavana.”  Duh!  Here’s the sanskrit “Vitarka Badhane Pratipaksa Bhavanam.”  Great isn’t it?  It’s all about controlling the mind, so it
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