Category Archives: satvic

Occupy Raleigh – meditate at the Capital for a more just society

I had a very good meditation on the lawn of the Capital building and celebrated the crowd and the day!  It is good to see people asking for a more just society.  We need a society based on the idea … Continue reading

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Yoga is a set of practices – what are your practices?

Yoga is a set of practices.  We have many practices.  Each practice has karmic ripples, effects on our lives.  I work at a theatre that is in a public park that includes a beautiful rose garden, the Raleigh Rose Garden. … Continue reading

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Green Smoothies – the daily routine – at the prison yoga practice

            This morning, I weighed myself and found that I have nine pounds to go to get to the “ideal” weight suggested by a doctor.  After feeding the hounds that will not be denied, our … Continue reading

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Green Smoothie Fasting at the Prison Yoga Practice – getting the hang of it

At first, we tried our favorite juice recipes as smoothies, but some of them did not taste very good!  We experimented around and found a few favorites.  Then we started to feel like we could work the blender and get … Continue reading

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Green Smoothie Fasting at the Prison Yoga Practice – how we started

When you hear the word fasting, you might think of denying yourself, going without, or feeling hungry.  Green smoothie fasting means making drinks with fresh fruits and vegetables and making them your primary diet.  By doing this, you are eliminating … Continue reading

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Fasting – at the Prison Yoga Practice

Dry fasting means not taking food or drink for a period of time.  Many people do this from dawn until dusk or from dawn of one day until dawn of the next day.  Some people do longer dry fasts.  Techniques … Continue reading

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Rajasic Food – rev it up

Continuing on our journey through the yogic approach to food, consider the third guna – raja.  Remember that savta is quiet, knowing awareness.  Tama is lethargy and sloth – slow and perhaps a bit stupid.  Raja is energetic in a stimulant sort of … Continue reading

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