Lotus Love Blog

The Rainbow Bridge by Genevieve McClendon

“May we live like the lotus, forever rooted in the muddy waters.” -Judith Lasater In every class that I’ve attended with my teacher, she states, “May we be like the lotus, forever rooted in the muddy waters.”  I appreciate this mantra and reminder because it allows me to honor the importance of being deeply rooted […]

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Road Map to the Soul by Alex Crow

There’s no use looking for road signs. The language of the soul is in waves Pulsing and flowing, dancing through the body. Channels of light and sound Carving and curving  Like the breath  Through the lungs.  To dance is to let the soul speak. Poetry is where the abstract and the logical meet. Inside, there […]

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Living Our Practice: Love in Action by Tina Spogli

In yoga class, we often stress leading with the heart in most asana poses. And surely if you’ve been practicing for some length of time, you know that returning to the mat again and again requires a certain amount of both discipline and devotion – devotion meaning to engage with love. There is a strength […]

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The Programming Karmi

The Programming Karmi

by Jen DeSimone “47 You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction. 48 Perform work in this world, Arjuna, as a man established within himself – without selfish attachments, and alike in success […]

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A Missed Shot

A Missed Shot

by Josh Ehrenreich Krishna totally missed, Arjuna thought.   The first arrow fired, a shot symbolizing the start of war between good and evil, didn’t hit anyone. It didn’t even hit a warhorse. All it did was sever a rope holding a bell, dropping to the ground with a clang.   It probably was that little […]

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Waking Up

Waking Up

by Tina Spogli “People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on Earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, […]

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Let’s All Be Dangerous Yogis

Let’s All Be Dangerous Yogis

by Laura S It seems especially dark to me this winter as we move toward the Solstice. Others seem to agree; it comes up in conversation a lot lately. As I try to compose this, news of the fire in Oakland is almost more than I can even bear. I feel helpless and devastated when […]

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Restorative Healing for Vata Season

Restorative Healing for Vata Season

by Genevieve McClendon “Life (Ayu) is the combination (samyoga) of body, senses, mind and reincarnating soul. Ayurveda is the most sacred science of life, beneficial to humans both in this world and the world beyond.”  -Charaka Samhita, Sutrasthana, I.42 -34 I was walking home from the Bart train station at 8:40pm, when I thought to […]

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The Spiritual IS Political

The Spiritual IS Political

by Minerva Arias I’m a Vata, which means I’m in my head – a lot. When things don’t make sense, I grab a book and I throw on my spiritual tool belt and I pray, sing, dance or whatever else Spirit calls me to do. This past week, after the elections, as I laid in […]

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Nourishing Our Ancestors and Ourselves

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by Jasmine Tarkeshi Autumn is my favorite season and time of year. The glorious colors of the leaves changing, the wild movements of the skies, and the crispness in the air all have me so inspired and energized! Unfortunately, it’s also a time of getting run down, stressed out, and prone to disease. It’s a […]

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