How you feel after practice

Did you / do you have times when you feel exhausted from the practice? Or should it be energizing all way round? Practice should leave one feeling energized. When we feel exhausted after practice, which we all have at some point, it is a good time to pause and closely examine how we are practicing. Here are some things to consider: What is your breath like during practice? Ideally, the breath is steady and equally lengthened on either ends. When the breath becomes restrained or uneven it is important to stop and assess whether to close practice or begin again with steadiness. What is the balance between effort and ease? When practice is done correctly (meaning you are not doing too much and

Flourless Vegan Black Bean Brownies

1 3/4 cups black beans 2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 Tbsp water) 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil 3/4 cup cocoa powder 1/4 tsp sea salt 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 5 Tbsp maple syrup 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup walnuts Directions: Preheat oven at 180. Make the flax eggs by stirring the two ingredients together and let sit. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Add walnut pieces. Transfer to an oiled or buttered baking dish of your choice. Bake for about 20 minutes. Let cool. Enjoy :)

Moving through

If you go through the pain, move through the struggle, breakthrough a mental barrier, you find the space within where patience, resilience, sympathy, and compassion exist. If you don’t, on the other hand, you get stuck in anger, resentment, and suffering. Your vision is limited and tainted by fear, greed, anger, ignorance...these are some of the kleshas Patanjali describes in the sutras. We use the practice of asana and meditation to learn to break through the mental patterns that keep us stuck in these low vibrational emotions, to be brave enough to sit through the end no matter how strong the grip and come through the other side. These strong negative emotions are temporary, and not be ide

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