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Mental Musings: Do It Anyway

Mental Musings is a sporadic post series in which I encourage thought + discussion on topics such as life, death, creativity, happiness, success, philosophy, psychology, science, current events, and anything else relating to being human.

Ideas for posts may come from books, films, video clips, songs, articles, quotes, or simply the random thoughts running through my mind. I hope you enjoy this insight into the non-Yoga side of me + I’ll be incredibly grateful for your participation … now let’s muse! :)

Mental Musings: Do It Anyway @

Some of the best friends I’ve ever had (+ still have) I’ve met online. They may live on the other side of the city, the country, or the world, and when I have the rare chance to meet one of them in-person, I take it!

This past weekend, I attended Jennifer Pastiloff‘s On Being Human workshop (held @ Pure Yoga West here in NYC) – a mix of yoga, journaling, sharing, dancing, + all around dork-tastic-ness.

I don’t think I’ve ever had so much fun, along with having my heart + mind cracked so wide open, in just 3 hours. Male or female, yogi or non-yogi, prolific writer or creatively challenged – no matter what you fall in any of these categories, this workshops is for you.

OK, let’s get down to brass tacks.

WHY is Jen’s workshop so great?

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Open-Minded Wisdom: Sahasrara (Chakras 101, Part 8 of 9)

Started from the bottom, now you’re here.

You’ve reached the top – the pinnacle of the chakra chain.

Yeah, it’s pretty epic, but there’s even more to it than that (keep reading!).

Open-Minded Wisdom: Sahasrara (Chakras 101, Part 8 of 9) @

Your seventh chakra, sahasrara, located at the top/crown of your head, is your center of unlimited wisdom, pure awareness, and universal consciousness. This is the hub of enlightenment. This is when you stop identifying with your ego – your outward version of yourself – and begin to truly understand your natural infinity + your connection to every other living thing.

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“Do Your Om Thing”: Your Yoga, on Your Terms, for Your Life 24/7

Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life by Rebecca Pacheco

Oooh, have I got a Yoga book for you.

Wait, don’t close the window yet!

I know there’s a seemingly endless number of Yoga books on the shelves these days, but this one is for YOU. Yes you – the real person on the other end of the screen you’re reading this post on right now.

You have a job, friends, family, lover(s), commitments, hopes, dreams, fears, and bills (among other things). You make it to a Yoga class when you can, or maybe you have a dedicated asana practice but it just isn’t what it used to be.

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