In a yoga class more than 2 years ago, while in a deep variation of parsvottanasana, a forward bending pose that takes trunk to forward leg, a student felt the tell-tale tweak of a...
August 16, 2013 by Kelly Murphy Posted in SPIRIT | Comments Off on Blame, Finding Fault and Innocence
A friend and fellow yoga practitioner was enjoying a run along the beach in Southern California. She noticed a billboard inviting viewers to come to a yoga class. The sign said No Savasana!...
May 19, 2013 by Kelly Murphy Posted in SPIRIT | Comments Off on Savasana; The Corpse Pose
When I began to meditate I had the hope that I could explore some of the inner workings of my mind and find something of interest there.
After all; meditation is simple, right?
April 2, 2013 by Kelly Murphy Under inside out, kelly murphy, life, yoga Posted in SPIRIT | Comments Off on Life from the Inside Out
In his autobiography, My Experiments With Truth, Mahatma Gandhi narrates his experience with eating meat, smoking, drinking, stealing and subsequent atonement. Later, in his reformed...
November 13, 2012 by Kelly Murphy Under kelly, murphy Posted in SPIRIT | Comments Off on Tell It Like It Is…
In the heat of revved-up current information barrages, lists make sense. We can scan and absorb them faster than denser prose. I recently visited some of my favourite lists. And I...
October 5, 2012 by Kelly Murphy Under blame, effective yogis, inspire, need, self talk Posted in SPIRIT | Comments Off on Seven Habit of Effective Yogis
Experience, not mixed with wisdom, is a thin thing. ~ Unknown
The Dalai Llama suggests that we do something new every year at the very least. My first spiritual teacher, a fierce Buddhist...
August 10, 2012 by Kelly Murphy Under contribution, experience, kelly murphy, reflection, yoga Posted in SPIRIT | Comments Off on Creating Experiences
The fastest growing age-group coming to yoga is mid forties to sixties. Perhaps that is because Iyengar teaches yoga that anyone can do. Maybe you’ve had luck but are now facing...
July 28, 2012 by Kelly Murphy Under aging, kelly murphy, wisdom, yoga, yogi Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | 2 Comments »
BKS Iyengar, the legendary yoga master, in his 93rd year in Pune India, describes prana as the breath of life of all beings in the Universe. We are all born into prana and when we die...
January 17, 2012 by Kelly Murphy Under breath, kelly murphy, peaceful, pranayama Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS, SPIRIT | 2 Comments »
For several years, as I studied and practiced yoga, I would find myself moving from a yoga pose into picking up a dust ball I’d spied while in headstand or transferring the laundry...
November 16, 2011 by Kelly Murphy Under confession, kelly murphy, multi-tasking, self care, yoga Posted in SPIRIT | Comments Off on True Confessions Time
Yoga has become a multibillion dollar industry, owned and operated primarily by women in the Americas. The unique history of this modern phenomenon is a story in itself. Can you...
September 4, 2011 by Kelly Murphy Under Indra Devi, women, yoga Posted in SPIRIT | Comments Off on Women and Yoga
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