Why Yoga Is A Spiritual Practice

If you come to the practice of yoga looking only for pleasure, yoga will eventually disappoint you. Sooner or later, you’ll get bored with the practice or you will experience pain or discomfort in a posture you previously found fun. The basic lesson of this centuries-old science of self-exploration is that if you heed the… [read more]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

The true journey into yoga begins with a desire to live a more peaceful life. Even though the average beginner yoga student may be totally unaware of that yearning, the thing that keeps every student of yoga coming back to their mats is the inner connection between breath, body, mind and spirit. Yoga is a… [read more]

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Discover the Power of the Present Moment in Yoga

On the long and winding road of self-awakening, the realization of how remarkably far you have come is an epiphany moment that fills your heart with hope. It is often immediately followed by the depressing realization of how heartbreakingly far there is yet to go. This is not the moment to quit, but to take… [read more]

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The Brainwashing ‘Cult’ of Meditation

Article source: Huffington Post CLICK HERE   Not everyone loves meditation, but most people generally see the benefit of quieting the mind. I was surprised when a yoga student in a workshop I was leading told me very passionately that she thought meditation was part of a brainwashing cult. As she launched into a tirade… [read more]

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Your Sadness is Your Joy.

The darkness is the light itself—not a pathway that leads to the light, but the essence of the light itself. The beautiful postures of yoga are not an end, in and of themselves. The real teaching of the path of yoga is to use asana as a way to gain perspective on deeper life patterns…. [read more]

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Tending the Sacred Fire by Kino MacGregor

The inner light of yoga is like a scared fire. It is the true heart and spirit of the practice. While potent and powerful the magic of the practice is also vulnerable and tenuous. The sacredness of the practice can die so easily if we do not tend to it every day. Amidst the cynic’s… [read more]

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Dream a Better Dream by Kino MacGregor

“Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” There are flashes of insight that supersede the accumulated personality of who we believe we are. These transcendental moments give us access to the eternality of love and the limitless potential of human spirit. The practice of yoga… [read more]

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The Best Things in Life are Free

The glowing heart of the sun rises and sets each day and belongs to no one. The Earth is cut up into segments of private property and national boundaries but no one owns the deed to the whole planet, except maybe all of us collectively unless we just have it on loan from future generations…. [read more]

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Yoga Beyond Bending

Yoga at first glance seems only like a really cool way to bend and twist your body while washing and folding your joints. Sometimes the hot bodies of yoga teachers and longterm students entice many to practice in the hopes of getting that almost famous toned, slim yoga body. Yet even though some students find… [read more]

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Training the Mind to See the Abundance of Greatness


by Kino MacGregor The daily practice of yoga gives us ample ground to test out the hypothesis of an infinite universe. When you see an accomplished practitioner achieve masterful feats of asana that does not mean you cannot go and accomplish the same thing. Yet it can sometimes be exceedingly frustrating to see someone accomplish… [read more]

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Discover the Present Moment

by Kino MacGregor Sometimes a day in the life of a yogi is plagued by fear of the yoga postures that claim to lead towards inner peace. Yet this ironic dichotomy is exactly how yoga teaches practitioners to find that elusive state of calm. Since yoga asks you to learn peace of mind it also… [read more]

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Fearless Resolution

by Kino MacGregor There are moments in life that define us and determine the degree to which we are willing to allow the vital essence of our being to dictate the direction of our path. It can even feel like life is spent waiting for these pivotal moments that lead us down the road to… [read more]

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Be Unique to Fit In

by Kino MacGregor We are all unique and we want our dreams to come true. We all have a vital contribution to make to the planet and to humanity. The humbling realization that we are united in our very desire for uniqueness is something regular yoga practice can help us all feel. The heart opens… [read more]

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Enjoy the Ride

by Kino MacGregor I travel all the time. On the rare occasion I get an upgrade, but most of the time I don’t. Luckily I’m small and flexible enough to be able to curl myself into a moderately comfortable sleeping position in any airline or train seat, a blessing that I count on every intercontinental… [read more]

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