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This M(om)ent…

a lot of the times, when the warrior sadhaka (spiritual aspirant) comes to grips with Vairagya (non-passion/non attachment) they mistakenly think that it is necessary to kill desire…on the contrary, ilg is coaching you not to kill them, not to quell them; however, we must make our desires and Attachments go the Divine Way.

that is all…keep it simple, sweat often, sit still more than you sweat,

and all-Ways stay tuned to this Channel…

keeping you centered, strong, supple, and full of spirit since 1982…

head bowed….

coach ilg

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First Snows brings out Conscious Parenting Skills…The Tao of Sledding and Skiing With Chi-ldren…

ilg’s parenting technique is pretty Taoist, really…

all-Ways let your chi-ld;

* Lead
* Set the agenda
* Feel

my Sva-Dharma* as ‘Dad’?

* Follow with compassion, listening, spaciousness before replying, and respond within empathy
* Monitor the Dewa-set agenda for safety, spiritual lessons, and to maximize the fun and focus
* Feel

some other pics from our Clan Day In The Fresh, Beautiful, Empowering Snow…

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This M(om)ent;   “I want a mountain…a wonderful, waterfall mountain…”   Dewa’s Santa List and other hole shots from the Shambala of the San Juans

after a morning of chopping wood, cranking Mantra, i had to lower the testosterone inherent to operating such things as chain saws, 8lb Colton Splitting Axes, sledges and a half-cord of wild wood to soften into being a bodyworker…so, into the Zendo i went and the subsequent transformation from Yang to Yin

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Chop Wood, Carry Chi!   today’s peleton was a wholistic ideal to yesterdays’ cycling peleton!

what ilg loves most about being a WF yogi?
the mind-bending versatility…
as we play in the peletons of cyclists, runners, asana-addicted yogis, skiers, gym rats, you-name-it,

the WF Yogi remains lofted above all…fearless of none, capable of standing side-by-side any sport and/or physiologic specific athlete/warrior..yet,

few are able to tread the versatile terrain which is the very yoga mat of the WF Warrior Yogi! c’mon, you won’t believe my day today….or the pics…

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2.5 mile high club;   MTB Hill Repeats/Jump Squats Workout…

High Mountain Hurl…end of the first set of 2 x 5 sets of 40″ MTB Hill Repeats into 30″ Jump Squats…at 12,300’…

oh there’s Pilates, there’s Kettleballs, there is “power yoga” taught by low-landers…however, when it comes to Wholistic Yoga? there is still only one ilg – at nearly 50 years old – willing to puke black blood since 1981 just to Rise Higher Within…Toward Wholeness…Toward genuine Union with the Divine; aka; Yoga. come on…let’s share my workout today…

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ai imawa with d

El Coache, I am writing because I could use a little help or even just a short pep-talk. I have been struggling for what seems like years to get back on the right track. I am 206 and 22% BF if my scale is to be believed. A couple of years ago (when I did my first snowshoe race) I was 185 and 12-14%. Not great but better than where I am now. I don’t care so much about the raw numbers but they are discouraging. I am a bit overwhelmed by work, stress and anxiety as I have mentioned previously and if I listen to my body I am tired and feel out of it most of the time. I know I need the exercise as a stress release and to lose the excess weight so missing it only adds stress. When I do exercise, I am discouraged by how far I have slipped back. My cardio fitness is a distant memory it seems and I even have anxiety about that as I seem to read every day about very fit athletes dropping dead during a ride or run. Meditation is proving elusive as well. Not sure what to do with the limited time I have. I know my problems are minor in the grand scheme of things but I can’t seem to get out of this rut and it’s depressing. Any perspective, advice, anything would be appreciated. Thanks for all the help you’ve given me over the years…

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The Real Fireworks Are Within;  Lightin’ Up The Inner Wick…

Noble Sangha!

it would not be too far a stretch to compare the Energetics of Enlightenment with the Enlightenment of Fireworks…each July 4th – which is a big one for me – i reflect upon this analogy. it might just help keep us tracked on our simple Practices in this Path of Wholeness because, like a wick which leads to a bottle rocket…it’s the small things which matter most for the Big Bangs in our spiritual life…c’mon…enjoy the pics from our clan’s 4th and my attempt at yet another Bridging of Eastern Enlightenment Sciences with Western fitness modalities…

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computer sitting

computer sitting

no physio-balls in the WF Temple H(om)e office…instead, a simple wooden chair with legs folded into some conducive energetic form. i also use the WF Breath and Posture Beeper Guru Teaching to move my mouse into my non-dominant hand (left) for at least five minutes which REALLY, REALLY BUGS ME!!! WF is all-WAYS in our face when it comes to our habituated patterns which is what genuine Yoga is all about!

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