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Zephyr Wildman offers words of inspiration to guide you through your Yoga Practice, Meditation or even your daily commute. In her own words, Zephyr blends Yogic philosophy, psychology and personal insight into the victories and struggles of daily life. Her informative introductions to the practice of Yoga provides you with more meaning, intention and focus. Stories and observations from time-to-time are a welcome bit of uplifting and encouraging motivation to continue to follow a path of balance and serenity.

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Yamas – Aparigraha – Non Possessiveness

Aparigraha is Sanskrit for non-clinging, not-coveting or desiring after outward possessions. It is the concept of non-possessiveness, non-greediness and non-attachment. The opposite is Parigraha, which means “the focus on material gain.” So Aparigraha in Sanskrit breaks downs as – A means “non or against”; pari, means “on all sides”; and graha, means “to take,” “to grab” or “to seize.” …

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Yamas – Aparigraha – Non Possessiveness

Aparigraha is Sanskrit for non-clinging, not-coveting or desiring after outward possessions. It is the concept of non-possessiveness, non-greediness and non-attachment. The opposite is Parigraha, which means “the focus on material gain.” So Aparigraha in Sanskrit breaks downs as – A means “non or against”; pari, means “on all sides”; and graha, means “to take,” “to grab” or “to seize.” …

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Yamas – Brahmacharya – Boundaries

Brahmacharya literally means ‘walking’ or having ethical conduct like God. Brahma means one’s own Self, ultimate unchanging reality, absolute consciousness, Divinity. Whatever is the God of your understanding. Charya – means walking, engaging, proceeding, behaving, conducting, moving or going after. So it roughly means “to stay true to one’s Self or ones own Atman” or True Self/Soul. That you are…

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Yamas – Satya – Truthfulness

We are working with understanding more about Satya – Truthfulness, the second Yama.  This is the ability to be truthful, honest and transparent in words, thoughts and actions. Satya is a self-restraint in taking responsibility and accountability of our humanity and determining what is motivating how and what we communicate. Sometimes what is motivating us…

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Yamas – Asteya – Non Stealing

Yamas are the essential moral principles to practice Yoga. In our western world, we might call these restraints or rules. Asteya is Non-Stealing. It is the third ethical restraint. Steya means unlawfully taking things that you are not entitled to or that don’t belong to you. Asteya is abstaining from stealing. This refers to possessions, money, materials that are not…

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Intention of Heart’s Desire Meditation

Yoga is skill in action with loving awareness that awakens our embodiment to an intention set in every practice. An Intention is an aspiration or energy that draws us to love, truth and creativity. What matters to you most? An intention whether it is a New Years intention or a daily intention you set as…

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Yamas – Ahimsa – Non Violence

This practice is inspired by the first Yama, Ahimsa, Non-Violence.  Over the past few sessions we have focused on clearing the Malas to know, see and act in this world knowing the truth of who and what we are, that there is impermanence to all life and finally being responsible for what is motivating us…

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Maitri Meditation

“The simple act of kindness is by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer” Mahatma Gandhi I was inspired to teach about Maitri as a reaction to current events and the layers of what humanity face all over the world.  Maitri’s Bhavana is to cultivate, produce, develop the feeling is one of friendliness, benevolence, affection, kindness,…

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3 Karmas – Yoga is Skill in Action with Loving Awareness

Action in Sanskrit is Karma. Karma carries the notion the fruit of your actions, comes back to you, you can’t escape the consequence of your actions. There is always a cause and effect, for every action has a reaction, for every choice has a consequence. The cause behind your current situation is your past Karma. This…

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Malas – Karmamala

Karmamala is connected to the body and how the ego identifies itself as “I am what I do”, my behaviour, my actions. This is the investment in the doership of life. This Mala is the stain over the lens of perceiving that we are the limitation to our actions as our self-worth tied to what…

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Mayiyamala Meditaion

Join me for a transformative meditative journey of self-cleansing to rid the heart, mind, and body of malas, the stains and impurities that confine life to mere feelings, thoughts, and actions. Anavamala, the stain over the heart, binds us to the belief that we are defined solely by our emotions. Conversely, Mayiyamala, rooted in the…

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