A genuine yogi – born between Father (Sky) and Mother (Earth):
does his or her damnedest to turn weakness’s into strengths, ignorance into awakening, life into sadhana, but… it doesn’t work.

Sure, we might carve out a minuscule release in our tight hips and even tighter hamstrings yet still our lower back feels like a lava rock after our next run.

A genuine yogi – whose Grandfather is Sun and whose Grandmother is Moon:
refuses to take on other’s unhappiness, no matter how deep our compassion grows throughout our practice.

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What Is It That Makes You Feel Strong?

What Is It That Makes You Feel Strong?
Sit with it for a while…

In the Tradition of Wholistic Fitness®?

Easy Answer: Working on our weaknesses make us stronger…

ilg is going to tell you s(om)ething…

i think you’re strong because you have weaknesses…as do we all…and knowing that, viscerally, is the jumping off place into Wholistic Fitness®…

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Conscious Parenting; Dandelion Teaching – honoring emotive/feeling dance

Through my family?
Even numbskull ilg is learning the art of skillful appropriation;
when to be fierce
and when to just let be.
Like dandelions dancing within my yard.

Tonight, as i watched…

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The Dalai Lama has said: “There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; my philosophy is kindness.”

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many newcomers to Durango now intentionally leave our luscious town during the spring to vacation in tropical ethers and in doing so? they miss the delicious bardo which transitions winter and spring
and their timeless, bittersweet battle dance. ilg pities them.
this morning, beneath my mountain bike tires i saw struggling shoots of bright green which confused my choice of technical lines. i feel the haste and jealousy of upcoming spring…i miss winter already.

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Ilg, at 51, is a modern day warrior. His battlefield though, is one of his own creation. It is a place of mental and physical competition, toeing start lines, and seeking enlightenment through what he calls, “sacred sweat.”

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“The sacred snows are falling.

Far up river a silver curtain closes.

Clouds grow
and coldness spawns
across the meadows.

Seek strength through suppleness,
not through force.

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that my Noble Friends?
is called, Listening,Trusting, and DOING what the Deities prescribe for you…

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