Brahman, Biochemistry and Bliss

November 28th, 2017 by adminDY17

4am Easter Sunday, my childhood home in Dublin. I couldn’t have known it then but my mother, terminally ill with cancer, would be dead six weeks later. I’m in her bedroom trying to calm her down and get her to understand her tablet regimen. Every time I’d get to the end of explaining the sequence […]

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Reclaiming Joy

February 23rd, 2014 by adminDY17

Like most long-term yoga practitioners and teachers, gratitude is the heart of my practice; yoga connects me to a wellspring of joy and brings meaning and depth to my whole life. Practicing yoga has changed me, made me calmer, less anxious, more equanimous. It’s given me a physiological way to deal with trauma that was […]

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Plasticity and the Power of Affirmations

February 23rd, 2014 by adminDY17

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind.” Buddha Do you think affirmations are new-agey and trite? I mean, really, as if, “I am the very source of abundance and love itself” taped on your mirror is […]

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Reclaiming Joy

May 15th, 2013 by adminDY17

Like most long-term yoga practitioners and teachers gratitude is the heart of my practice; yoga connects me to a wellspring of joy and brings meaning and depth to my whole life.   Practicing yoga has changed me, made me calmer, less anxious, more equanimous. It’s given me a physiological way to deal with trauma that […]

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Neuroscience Meets Yoga

February 17th, 2013 by adminDY17

 What is your definition of Yoga? D: I have come to understand hatha yoga as a system of practices using the body and the breath to go beyond the body and work with the mind. While practicing hatha yoga we get to transcend our feeling of duality/separation and experience non-duality, we get to experience ourselves as part of […]

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