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Journey Pages, The Hugger Mugger Yoga Blog

No More Homeless Pets: Adopt a Furry Friend!

posted by Charlotte Bell on April 25, 2012 |

no more homeless petsNo More Homeless Pets:  Three Easy Ways to Adopt a Furry Companion Each quarter Hugger Mugger Yoga Products chooses a non-profit organization to support with a percentage of our sales. Through June, we are supporting No More Homeless Pets of Utah, an organization that aims to end euthanasia of healthy animals in shelters. It’s kitten and puppy season. Right now. Every spring, animal shelters take in bundles of furry babies—feline

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Creating a Safe Container: Being on Time

posted by Charlotte Bell on April 18, 2012 |

Surya Namaskar ClockA few years ago I was invited to guest teach Yoga Nidra to a group of teacher trainees at a local studio. As is my habit, I arrived 15 minutes before the scheduled class time. When I arrived, the studio’s weekly free introductory class was still in progress and would end just before my class was to start—or so I thought. In actuality the teacher continued the class for another

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A Quality Life Community: A Mountain Retreat

posted by Charlotte Bell on April 17, 2012 |

quality life communityA Quality Life Community:  Yoga for Cancer and So Much More The Uinta Mountains are a little-known jewel in northeastern Utah. Eclipsed in popularity by the far more popular Wasatch Range, home to such iconic ski areas as Snowbird, Alta and Deer Valley, the Uintas are actually the largest east-west running mountain range in the U.S. The Uintas are home to Utah’s highest mountain, King’s Peak. Largely undeveloped, the Uintas

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Yoga as Sabbath

posted by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg on April 16, 2012 |

sabbath yogaSabbath Yoga — Taking Time for Yourself Years ago, I read that if you don’t make time for your sabbath—or shabbat in Judaism—it will be made for you. In the middle of six grueling and adventurous months of chemotherapy at the time, I gasped in recognition. My cancer had felt all along like a kind of spiritual sabbatical after years of pushing myself too hard without taking care of my

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Impermanence: Of Tulips and the Transitory (Part 2)

posted by Charlotte Bell on April 10, 2012 |

impermanenceThe Reality of Impermanence The reality of impermanence was one of the first insights I had when I began meditation practice. As my mind began to quiet I could see for myself that the physical/mental/emotional sensations I felt were all in constant flux. As I learned the freedom of letting go, phenomena in my present reality, whether physical, mental or emotional, began to pass through with even greater speed. I

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Impermanence: Of Tulips and the Transitory (Part 1)

posted by Charlotte Bell on April 10, 2012 |

impermanenceImpermanence and Appreciation I wish tulips bloomed all summer. Two weeks of glory is far too little. During their spring performance I find myself making excuses to sit among the tulips lining the walk leading to my front door. I can’t resist shooting tulip photos year after year, hoping to preserve them somehow but knowing that two-dimensional images can never do them justice. I love everything about tulips—the simplicity of

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Don’t Give Up

posted by Crystal Griffiths on April 9, 2012 |

give upDon’t Give Up:  When Things Don’t Go Our Way, It Might be a Gift A lot of people tend to think, when they are pursuing their dreams, that when things aren’t going the way they “want” or the way they “planned,” that they should give up. Many people want to give up when things get a little tough. And it’s interesting to me to see how easy it is for

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The Power of Thoughts

posted by Crystal Griffiths on April 9, 2012 |

power of thoughtsThe Power of Thoughts or The Power We Give Our Thoughts I realized something very different today. Here’s a liberating thought:  You don’t have to believe every thought that you think. And, not every thought that you think is true. You might be conditioned to think, “This always happens to me.” Or perhaps, “I don’t deserve love.” Or even better, “I don’t deserve to be happy.” Since when did you

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Don’t Stand Down

posted by Crystal Griffiths on April 9, 2012 |

don't stand downDon’t Stand Down:  You Just May be Right! In what ways do you make yourself wrong? I don’t know about you, but there are tons of ways for me to make myself wrong. No matter how hard I try, even when my intentions are pure, I am queen of making myself wrong when my actions don’t please someone else. Even when in my heart I know my actions are pure,

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Define Yourself

posted by Crystal Griffiths on April 9, 2012 |

define yourselfDefine Yourself:  Live in Fullness In the Western world, we spend a lot our time rushing around trying to “accomplish” something. Fill in the blank and we are trying to get it done. Make more money. Lose more weight. Find more love. Finish our to-do lists. Have more energy. Get a better job. Have more free time. Love ourselves more. Get to work on time. Get home on time. Western

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