Posts by leslieabram


“Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).”  – James Baraz Making Movement and Breath Mindful Pay attention to the range of movement available as you move through the poses. Notice sensation that...

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The First two limbs of yoga: The Yamas and Niyamas Yoga is a system that extends beyond doing yoga postures; it is a way of living. The Yama and Niyamas are a guide to choices you can make in everyday life to bring more ease and joy to you and those around you. Studying the Yamas and Niyamas will help us develop the skills to choose our attitude, to choose what we think, and to choose what we do Living skillfully does not mean that...

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What if we could change the world by our habits of mind? I honestly believe that we can.   Today I offer you a couple of scripts for practicing a Metta Meditation- something you can do anytime, anywhere.    These thoughts of loving kindness become habits when practiced over time, and can enable us to go through life with more ease and more kindness in our thoughts, words, and actions. This truly can change the world.   Give it a try. ...

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Foreword This Week July 12, 2018 Reviewer Jessie Horness Holds the Question-&-Answer Pose with Brendon Abram, Author of Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga The East-meets-West thing has been so mislabeled and abused over the years it ought to be retired, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an effective way to describe the bounty of knowledge Asia has bestowed upon Europe and the Americas and vice versa, in addition to the creative fusion of...

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I have often wondered about the seeming dichotomy presented by the practice of yoga. On one hand it is an intensely personal experience, a way to go within and come to know our true selves. On the other hand I have learned through experience that some of my most meaningful “yoga moments” have happened when I was sharing the company of others. I have come to understand that there really is no dichotomy. The ultimate outcome of yoga is...

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