Monthly Archives: September 2013

Attention Is Love

“Attention is Love”, says Susan Slotnick.  Susan has dedicated her life to teaching dance to prisoners, some of whom have spent more than 25 years behind bars.  The story of her work and the lives she has touched was recently aired on the CBC’s “Sunday Edition”.  An inspiring story in a time that seems to be filled with doom and gloom, if you follow the mainstream.  Take 20 minutes out of your day and listen to this moving story.  Her comment,”Attention is Love”, spoke to me in so many ways: giving our attention to others is an act of love, giving attention to ourselves is an act of love, giving attention to our work is an act of love, giving attention to doing the dishes is an act of love, giving attention to every moment of our lives is the ultimate act of love.  Practice with Attention.
Michael

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Teacher Feature – Dawn Rabey

We would like to introduce you to Dawn Rabey. You can enjoy her Yin Yoga class on Mondays 9:00-10:30am and Kundalini Yoga class on Thursdays 4:45-6:00pm.

1. Dawn, when did you start practicing Yoga and why?
I started practicing yoga in 1998 for lower back pain.

2. How has Yoga helped you in your life?
Yoga has been a constant source of centering and grounding in my life.  The practice brings me to my Self over and over again.  Yoga keeps me physically healthy and vibrant, mentally clear, and emotionally free.  By emotionally free, I mean it allows me to have a deep flowing relationship with all the range of emotions, in a connected, yet unattached way.  Spiritually, yoga keeps me connected to Source, to my own Heart, and to the One Heart.

3. What style of Yoga do you teach? (more…)

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News Flash! Healthy living could slow down aging!

So goes the latest news story. Nothing that many of you don’t already know, but still it feels good sometimes to have science confirm what we can already feel in our own body. The study is one in a number of accumulating studies which show that living a healthy life-style, i.e., reducing stress, eating well, exercising, and practicing meditation, can reverse disease and even prolong our lives. Yoga and Acupuncture are two activities that support this practice.

Acupuncture puts your body in a deep state of relaxation — like a deep meditation. Which gives your body a chance for deep healing and deep recovery. Yoga, builds the bridge between your body and mind — strengthening your body, and calming your mind. Both help to eliminate blockages in your bodies physical and energetic circulation which helps to prevent and eliminate dis-ease.  Often the real trick, is in putting it all into practice, on a regular consistent basis.

As our lives become busier and busier we need these healthy habits more than ever, yet somehow as life piles on, our practices suffer.  I encourage you to commit to regular practice, whether it is through healthy eating, running, receiving an acupuncture treatment, attending a yoga class, or all of them combined! That is the quickest way to health and happiness, and to greater success and achievement in your life!

And remember what Yoda said, “do or do not, there is no try!”

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