This might not be such a popular thing to say right now, but I'm just not a huge gratitude junkie. And here's why: I don't want to indulge in the kind of gratitude that arises when you hear that someone else has cancer or loses their job, or just happens to live in a...
I don't want to know what you are grateful for…What I want to know is how gratitude makes you feel
Why get to the feeling state of gratitude? Because from there you can make healthy grounded decisions – which you may need to make over the next couple of days.
The Transformative Power of Offering and Gratitude
When I was in India in 1995, I spent time at a women's ashram in Kolkata. The head nun there was round and lively. She had many administrative duties including acting as a liaison to the nearby men's ashram and coordinating the community service projects. But she also...
Untangling Yin, Yang and Yoga
Brmhana and Langhana are similar to Yang and Yin, but not equal, they have different therapeutic applications because they are underpinned by different worldviews and mythologies. They are embedded in very different, ancient, complex, nuanced philosophies.
Tesla, Yoga, and Endogenous Luxury
Tesla, Yoga, and Endogenous Luxury By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | June 14, 2021 COMMENTSMy 17-year-old wants a Tesla. He shows me different models and their latest features. He talks about how it can pick me up at the grocery store curb. He tells me about the computer,...
Tolerating Everything But the Kitchen Sink (Blog)
Moving to a new country has got me thinking a lot about contentment and tolerance. I’m used to having a two-sink kitchen sink, but here I only have one, I’m used to having a clothes dryer, here I have a line, I’m used to calling my mom whenever I want, here I have to think about the time difference, I’m used to playing my guitar, but currently it’s vacationing (with most of my other worldly possessions) on a ship in the middle of the pacific.
I regularly practice a version of Bhūtaśuddhi meditation, where you imagine yourself floating away from the earth and experiencing the vastness of the universe. And although I’ve been practicing this for several decades, I’ve always had a hard time with it. A long silver tether comes into my mind, connecting me back to the earth and as much as I try to sever it, I often can’t.
Ripping off the Band-Aid of Illusion
Ripping Off the Band-Aid of Illusion By Kristine Kaoverii Weber | December 31, 2020 COMMENTSSome say that 2020 was the year of removing the veils of illusion, but I think it was more like ripping off Band-Aids. Today, all over the internet, folks are saying “good...
Why Now (perhaps more than ever) is a Good Time to Have a Magic Word
In the best of times, mantra is a powerful practice for maintaining inner peace and dealing with the ups and downs of life. In challenging times, mantra becomes essential for both inner and outer stability.
Talking about Breath-Centered vs. Fitness-Focused Yoga Practice
Last week a participant in my online training asked for some help finding the right language to explain how Subtle Yoga is different from alignment or fitness-based yoga. She was trying out for a new teaching gig and was concerned because she’d been warned that a popular teacher in her community was planning on coming to her class and would, most likely, heavily critique her. Seriously?! I’d be so freaked out!
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