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honestly however, me toeing the Start Line tomorrow? has helped in unspeakably potent ways to heal my knee. see; let me tell you a Secret of Mountaineering, Sport Performance, Overcoming Weakness/Imbalance, Conquering Dis-ease and Injury, and last however, not least, Chi-ld Rearing: ALWAYS MOVE IN THE DIRECTION YOU WANT TO GO.

if you had seen my right knee one and a half weeks ago, here is what you…well, actually perhaps not YOU being a WF devotee…however, here is what many would have (and many did) say:

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kitchen shiva

Most Noble Sangha,

make no mistake; along the Spiritual Path – among Western Awakened Fitness Warriors – the Mindful Practice of Hand Washing Dishes should be leaped toward by any sincere WF Student, not shied away from.

undone dishes is a metaphor for our undigested thoughts.

if left undigested, Thoughts naturally morph into Samskaric ripples, each one eventually needing…

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Moment of Intertia –

Submitted in the WF SanghaLounge by WF Student Luke: Fellow WF warriors,

Let me first explain what I mean by moment of inertia (the term is borrowed from physics). I don’t know what term WF would use to refer to this.

Its the resistance you can sometimes feel (psychologically and physically) in that first down-dog, or right before deciding to get out a mat and do some yoga, or right before tying your shoes for a run, or right when I get up in the morning and ask whether I will cardio commute or not.

It’s doubt, but not logical doubt, because I KNOW that getting on my bike for my commute is good for me and I feel amazing during it and afterward. It should be a no brainer. So why do I have to use my brain! I still feel that small hesitation before riding (especially in rainy Seattle during the winter–brrrr!). This feeling seems to get stronger with monotony and fatigue. And in moments of inspiration, it doesn’t exist at all! Its what the lazy in us uses to say “why don’t you just take a nap, wouldn’t that be nice?”.

From Practice, I know that every-time I breathe through these feelings of resistance and get

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shower

You know what the difference is between a peleton and a Sangha? The former attempts to crush and isolate you, the latter nourishes and elevates you. That is precisely what you do for me: you nourish me sooooo much Higher than any physical food could possibly, and you elevate my Practice, inspired by your desire Higher.

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dewa leaf pile

Eventually, our society just might arrive at the re-Discovery that sports, sweating, and stillness may provide the most accessible Path toward Awakening and social transformation the Western world will ever see. – coach ilg. All the jobs we do, the practices we perform, the sports in which we sweat, are mere apprenticeship. the real Art, the true Yoga is our life.

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rinpo on train

fact; brain neurons are generated in humans until about 3 years of age. after this time, our brains have about the most neuronal ‘fitness foundation’ as it ever will. as a father of a radiantly healthy 3 year-old Rinpoche, my interest in this physiologic fact has been and remains sincere. in this Teaching i will […]

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coachinmeditationbiking

It’s the casual questions I get after teaching another Samadhically infused HP Yoga™ class in the Sacred Cave, That I have to field the always difficult to answer questions about Meditation…I take this as a compliment; any yoga class that ends with students moved enough to ask about Meditation is to me, a sign of Teaching Success in the Highest of Ways.

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The Imogene ’10 Chronicles, Part 3: Toeing The Start Lines = Yoga. The WF Sacred Sport Pilgrmage “Bucket List”

click pics to deepen the chi hits… “Toeing The Start Line,” has long been a catch phrase of mine. Here is why. Doing what is required to simply Toe The Start Line of a race (or of a performance) is tantamount to cultivating the Warrior qualities which the Ancient Enlightened Ones advised as key for […]

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