Why Am I Afraid to Tell You Who I Am?

Unfaced or unrecognized vulnerability usually masks itself in addiction, over-medication, playing mind games or hiding behind perfectionism or misguided certainty—the kind of religious or ideological fundamentalism we are all so familiar with today.

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Kirtan: “Yoga of the Heart”

As rain clouds closed in on Whitetop Yoga in downtown Abingdon, VA we gathered in hushed anticipation for an evening of chanting, meditation and song—a celebration of Kirtan ((KEER-tahn), a branch of Bhakti Yoga which is considered to be the most direct path to experiencing the Divine within.

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Breathing As a Spiritual Practice

With all the moves I’ve made in my life, I’ve often returned to this centering mantra to remind myself of my at-homeness and at-one-ment in the here and now, in the present moment. That my true identity and home transcend all physical locations and social perceptions of who I am.

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