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On Being Enough

Most of us walk through life with excuses and justifications for the way we are: I’m not smart enough. I’m not as attractive as him. I’m not qualified enough. I’m not good enough.

The same happens when we walk onto our mat: I’m not flexible enough. I’m not strong enough. My balance isn’t good enough.

When we internally or externally voice excuses or justifications for the way we are, we create those truths for ourselves. I’m not flexible enough, so I’m not going to try that posture. Because I didn’t try that posture, I’m going to remain at my current flexibility.

When our brains tell us we’re not enough, we have the opportunity to listen to it or to recognize it and choose to change our thought patterns.

How to remind yourself that you’re enough: Read more

Cooperation Vs Competition

Depending on who you ask, yoga originated somewhere around 5,000 years ago in India. It wasn’t until the 1893 Parliament of Religions in Chicago that the idea of yoga was first brought to the West by Swami Vivekananda on any kind of grand scale.

As yoga evolved into the forms we see today, our culture also evolved into one that largely values competition and individualism over cooperation to reach greater goals. In school we are encouraged to do better than our peers. At work we strive to climb to the top of the ladder, leaving others behind. Read more

An Interview With Jacki Carr: Define Your Truth

Jacki Carr was always the advice girl. Boy problems? Changing careers? Trying to find a good book to read? She’s your girl.

Now Jacki is not only a great advisor, but a professional goal coach, writer, yogi, and one of Hanuman Festival’s inspirational speakers. Read more