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Love and Attachment attachment couplesyoga love michael lee mindfulness partneryoga valentines yogatherapy Feb 13, 2024

They are very different.  Let’s clarify the distinction.

Attachment is a form of clinging and grasping in relationships, driven by the fear of loss and the desire for personal happiness. It's characterized by holding onto others tightly, which ultimately leads to suffering. Attachment...

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Football and Love date night gottman love relathionshipresearch relationships valentines Feb 04, 2024

This year Valentine’s Day and the Superbowl share the same week - Superbowl on Sunday - Valentines on Wednesday.   How silly for me to schedule a Valentines Partner Yoga Workshop on Superbowl Sunday.   Football or love?  Needless to say, the best option is to...

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The Phoenix and The Fire fire ceremony phoenix rising pryt solstice transformation Dec 12, 2023

In 1986 as I began work as a yoga therapist, I wanted to find a name for the approach I’d developed.  It was all about helping people become the best version of themselves by using their body as the vehicle for awareness and deeper connection as a catalyst for change

I was telling a...

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WINTER SOLSTICE - Rebirth and Renewal Nov 27, 2023

In the Northern Hemisphere, December 21st marks the shortest day of our year, one of those significant turning points in the astrological calendar. It was traditionally honored as the death and rebirth of the sun – the life-giving force of warmth and light.

A time for deep reflection

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Thanksgiving with Buddha: Embodying Awareness at Your Table acceptance awareness buddha embodied gratitude joy let thranksgiving Nov 10, 2023

Imagine if you could invite the Buddha to your Thanksgiving celebration this year. What qualities would come to the table, even without saying a word or interfering? While we can't physically invite the Buddha, we can embody the awareness the Buddha represents, as it resides within us,...

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Moving House and Making it Home by Grace MacLeod Jul 20, 2023

For many of us the disruption of moving house is not something we enjoy despite the advantages that often go with it too.  It's unsettling.  It can be scary.  And a whole lot more.  But an old friend seems to have an approach that I greatly admire and when I read Grace's...

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Finding Renewal and Balance: Celebrating the Significance of the Spring Equinox equanimity equinox meditation michael lee practice for equanimty seasons spring tranquilty transitions yoga Mar 03, 2023

The Spring Equinox marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the moment when the sun is exactly above the equator, resulting in equal amounts of daylight and darkness. Various cultures throughout history have celebrated this astronomical event, and for a good reason - it...

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Five Ways Couples Yoga Will Improve Your Relationship acceptance awakening celebratevalentines compassion connection couples couplestherapy happiness listening present centered awareness yogatherapy Feb 06, 2023

“We are creatures of habit more than we are creatures of change," goes the well-worn quote by AJ Darkholme.    This tendency to stick with what is known and established is true in many aspects of our lives, including our close relationships and in particular, our marriages.

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The Good Life is Built with Good Relationships acceptance connection couples happiness harvardresearch listening marriage relathionshipresearch relationships robertwaldinger validation waldinger Jan 28, 2023

 

This is a "must-listen" Ted Talk for anyone exploring the "good life" personally, professionally, or both.  This remarkable talk shares details of a 75-year-old study that is still going on.  

Are you ready to give your relationships a boost?   As I read...

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Partner Yoga or Couples Yoga Therapy? celebratevalentines connection couplestherapy michaelleeyoga partneryoga valentines yogatherapy Jan 23, 2023

Most yogis, at some time or other, have tried partner yoga.  It’s a lot of fun and can be a great way to connect with another body and explore different shapes and ways to support each other in yoga postures. 

It can also be so much more.  When a yoga therapist facilitates...

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All transformation involves the letting go of something! Dec 20, 2022

Over many years of study, listening to many dharma talks, receiving profound insight from daily practice, and studying with many learned teachers, this fact seems to pop up with relative consistency. It may be expressed in different ways, but it all comes down to the same fundamental idea that if...

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