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For serious practitioners of yoga, moksha is worth more than just sweat on the mat and a few classes every week. It requires an austere, self-disciplined life based around the Five Principles of Yoga (proper relaxation, proper exercise, proper breathing, proper diet, and positive thinking and meditation).
​When on the mat, the serious yoga practitioner is the embodiment of focus, discipline, and unwavering concentration. He or she is devoted to the perfection of the asana (poses) and he or she...
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Want to know how powerful exponential growth is? Come and read the ancient Indian legend about the origins of Paal Paysam...
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One of my favorite quotes.
 
#Quote: Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
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I connect with this so much! When I get "in the zone," be that when walking, hiking, kayaking, painting, coloring, drawing, writing, singing, hula hopping, cooking dinner, meditating, star gazing, animal watching, engaging in effortless conversation, or snuggling with my children, I am completely without ego...completely without thought. I am in the moment and nothing else exists beyond the current experience, and in the moment I don't even recognize it is as experience because I am just being. Thank you +Tobias Dahl for sharing this excerpt!
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"The Buddha also counseled the monks and nuns to avoid wasting any precious time by engaging in idle conversation, oversleeping, pursuing fame and recognition, chasing after desires, spending time with people of poor character, and being satisfied with only a shallow understanding of the teaching." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Cave painting of Buddha's hands, in sacred Mustang Kingdom
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Noble Men under Pine Tree, chinese colour ink painting by Zhao Mengfu (1254–1322), a Song Dynasty prince living under Mongol occupation
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Like a child, rejoice in life itself.
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