Tag Archives: Karen Allgire

Beyond the Pairs of Opposites

In the Yoga Sutra II:47, Patanjali writes that when the effort to perform a posture becomes effortless, then the infinite being within can be reached. The next sutra says that the practitioner will then be beyond dualities, and no longer … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in the Ordinary

Our current times are anything but “ordinary.”  We face upheaval on so many fronts simultaneously. I recently heard an author on the radio refer to this type of drastic and disorienting change as a “life quake.” There is a longing … Continue reading

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Folding the Palms

At both the beginning and the end of a yoga class, we sit upright and fold the palms. Bringing the hands to touch each other in this way is a gesture of reverence, often simply called “prayer position.” Placing the … Continue reading

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In Balance with Nature

While moving through the ups and downs of life at this challenging time, I find that spending time outdoors every day helps me immensely. Whether swimming in Lake Erie, riding my bike, gardening or walking in my neighborhood, being surrounded … Continue reading

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