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Do you need a license to touch? The ethics of adjustments in yoga teaching

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Do you need a license to touch? The ethics of adjustments in yoga teaching

Are you aware of the controversy in the yoga world about whether teachers should touch students or not?Lately, I've seen more and more conversations on social media that yoga teachers are avoiding touching their students. Some teachers do this out of respect for their student's emotional safety, because people who have experienced trauma have said that unwanted touch makes them feel unsafe. Some teachers fear lawsuits should they cause an injury. Some teachers have had very little training, and simply do not feel comfortable making adjustments.Back when I learned to teach, the option of not touching a student was never...

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How to Talk Like a Yogi

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How to Talk Like a Yogi

How would a great spiritual master speak? What do you imagine she sounds like? To me, she's going to speak to people in a way that makes them feel cared for. She's going listen to in a way that is makes them feel really heard. When she talks she will be persuasive, because she is passionate about her ideas, and there would be something about their ideas that would really set me on fire. I wouldn't expect a great master to talk like a snake oil salesman. I wouldn't expect her to talk like I was stupid and she had to...

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What the Muller-Lyer Illusion Teaches Us About Maya

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What the Muller-Lyer Illusion Teaches Us About Maya

Join the Sadhana Community Facebook Group for our weekly live calls and other exclusive content for members. These are notes from the January 19, 2017 Live Call. What is Cognitive Studies? Tonight's topic is how is about how the mind works. In college I majored in philosophy. Most of my work was in the area of cognitive studies, which is the field of study closely related to artificial intelligence research. The fundamental question of cognitive studies is, how do we know what we know? In other words, how do our minds work at a conceptual level - not at the neurological...

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Post Election Loving Kindness Meditation

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Post Election Loving Kindness Meditation

https://soundcloud.com/suzanne-dulin/post-election-loving-kindness …  In response to the unexpectedly election outcome, I offer this post-election Loving Kindness Meditation Now we will begin the post election loving kindness meditation. Take a comfortable seated position and close your eyes. Bring your awareness to your heart. Be aware without judging of the feelings this brings up within you as you say these words. May I be safe. May I be well. May I be happy. May I be at ease. Keeping your attention at your heart, allow the feeling of loving kindness to extend to loved ones in your life who you believe voted with your...

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Notes from Launch Live Call to the Facebook Community

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Notes from Launch Live Call to the Facebook Community

These are my notes from my Live Call to the Sadhana Community on Facebook.   Tonight I am launching the Sadhana Catalog and all this week I will be selling exclusively to this group  the items used in our catalog photo shoot at a 40% discount. At the end of this call, I will place the sale items into the Facebook group. Throughout the week I will add more products. If you purchase this week, you will also receive a 20% off coupon for one item on your next order. Also, I have a set of Hand, Foot, and Body lotions...

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