Enlighten Up?

So we went, we watched, and we pondered. The film “Enlighten Up!”, showing at The Varsity through May 28, is subtitled “A Skeptic’s Journey into the World of Yoga.” Indeed it was. At the May 14th screening, a crowd of 8 Limbs teachers and students gathered to see what a documentary about yoga would be […]

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Enlighten Up!

I love the title of this new documentary. It is SOOO easy to take oneself too seriously. As I addressed in my last posting on FUN, having more of it has been my goal this month. Since then I have attended a Venus Party (I wore an orange wig and gave out Mardi Gras beads), […]

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Influenza A (H1N1)

As many of you have learned from news reports, a few probable cases of “Swine” Influenza A (H1N1) have now been reported in our state, including in King County. So far, it appears as if people who become ill with this strain of influenza are recovering. At 8 Limbs, we are continuing to conduct classes […]

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Having FUN

During a late-night talk with Melina during the Breitenbush Advanced Training Retreat, a question came up that always takes me by surprise: “What are you doing for fun?” I mean, I feel very satisfied with my life, enjoy what I do for work, have a great time with my husband and kids, and keep in […]

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Buddha Banks and lamps

Not too long ago, Anne Phyfe came back from New Orleans raving about a bright green “Buddha Banks” her sister had. Literally, piggy-banks in the shape of Buddha! Well, we just got them in and they are wonderful! What a perfect gift. Not only are they cute, but each color has a different message and […]

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Spring into Spring

It may not seem like it today, but yesterday showed spring at its best: Mother Nature is busy unthawing from winter and growing new shoots. Guess what? Our bodies are doing the same thing! To help you release the winter (damp/cold) in your muscles considering adding these following asanas into your daily practice until the […]

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Retreat

This has been the topic around the 8 Limbs office the last few weeks. No, we aren’t talking about a retreat from taxes. Rather the ways that we, as busy human beings (or should we just say human doings?), can find refuge. The pulls away from this are many. We live in a vibrant city […]

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Balance

Last weekend I had the serendipitous fortune to experience a couple of extraordinary balancing acts. My family watched the movie Man on Wire and took in Seattle’s own Moisture Festival, a Comedy and Variety Show with acrobats, jugglers and musicians. These performers practice “balance” in extreme conditions: walking on a wire thousands of feet from […]

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Ode to Pranayama

Aaaah, pranaaaaaaahyama. After a solid week of the bone-crushing flu, I have rediscovered you. How you lighten my lungs, how you calm the threads of my consciousness. You give me the strength and stability to meet the challenges of each day. You beat down the anxiety that threatens my peace of mind. You are medicine […]

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