Law of Attraction

I joyfully offer this edition of  Rasa Yoga news on The Law of Attraction. This is the very basis for the teachings of Yoga. For ultimately Yoga is to learn to take control of the way we think! We have the opportunity to think abundantly with expansion or its opposite which is contractive, negative thinking. Many students hold the belief in the beginning of yoga that their current experience is […]

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Gratitude

Taking the time to cultivate feelings of gratitude and then expressing those feelings in a way that is meaningful to each of us is the purpose of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Gratitude is the deep sense of recognition for our gifts, our talents, relationships and abundance. Living from a paradigm of gratitude is a wondrous state of optimism that feeds the soul and all beings in contact with you. Gratitude is […]

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The Power of Humor

Everyone who knows me is aware of my love for humor and the liberating effects of laughter. Humor brings about a sense of connection with others and is much like tossing the proverbial pebble into the water. The waves of joy reaching out to others is cleansing and healing. When we all laugh together it is like our spirits are let out to play; our hearts unbound and the dance […]

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Breathing

I have learned from many different yoga students that most people do not pay much attention to their breathing unless it fails them in some way. One of the central teachings in yoga…the 4th limb of the 8 Limbs of yoga is pranayama. Pranayama has often been translated to mean “breath control” however I prefer one of another translation being “breath expansion”. Pranyama is an important practice on many levels, […]

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The Scientific System of Yoga

I remember in April, 2002 super model Christy Turlington in Rooster Pose on the cover of Time Magazine. Being so impressed and excited…yoga has arrived in America. One would think the article would be primarily about the physical part of a human that is muscle and bone since this is the usual focus of exercise in America. In the past we did not understand the intimate relationship of the mind […]

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Live by Choice

The main theme of this newsletter is my favorite, and that is empowering yourself to affect your destiny…living by choice not by default. In the teachings of yoga philosophy, the main purpose for yoga is to gain mastery over your own thinking. You may allow the positive, creative thoughts to flow and release thoughts that are not serving your highest purpose. The ancient yogis knew the importance of setting intention […]

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Inner Strength

My Grandma Brace is synonymous with inner strength. My grandmother was not a large woman physically but of mind and body, she was like the mountain that summits to the sky. Her ability to remain focused, tolerant, compassionate and directed was like no other. I asked her once, “what have you learned is most important in life?”, “she said love God and love everyone else like God loves you, stay […]

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Meditation – Beginning Technique

We hear so much about learning to meditate and the many benefits of meditation. Meditation is more a state of being rather than something you do. According to the Yogic Sage Patanjali, before we can enter into a state of meditation one must take care of the physical body and breathing and establish the practice toward mastery of focus and concentration. To develop the mind toward coherent thinking we work […]

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Ayurveda leads to Compassion

Ayurveda is not only a health care system but a lifestyle to adopt to maintain perfect balance and harmony within the human existence, from the most abstract values to the most concrete psychological expressions manifesting in the physical form. The most important aspects I have resonated with from my understanding of Ayurveda is knowing my personal constitution and how I might be showing up during the different seasons or around […]

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Resistance

I have recently found myself trying to get in my morning runs earlier and earlier in the day to help avoid the intensity of the sun and heat. During the first part of this week I took off a little later in the morning than usual and, through reflection, discovered something very important about myself and my hotter-than-usual run. The first steps of the morning run began with thoughts of, […]

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