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Tai Chi Y3D163: Step back to drive the monkey away

Successfully did 20 push-ups this morning without stopping. Then did, separately, one nose-to-the-ground push-up.  Hanging out at a beautiful cabin in Maine for the weekend, a lovely place to work the druidic form, in all honesty.   421 more words

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Tai Chi Y3D162: double punch

Did 20 push-ups this morning — a set of eleven, a set of five, and a set of four.  I tried to do one nose-to-the-floor push-up after that, but it wasn’t in me today.   244 more words

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Laughter

Laughter is a spiritual practice.

Without gathering empirical evidence, I think I can say we don’t laugh enough. I took a laughter yoga class once. It was right before Halloween and our coach instructed us to laugh like a witch, a goblin, a bat. 705 more words

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The Coffee Contemplations - Vol. 2 : If You Can, You Must

“If you can, you must…”

I have heard this a couple times in a few yoga classes over the past few weeks in relationship to our group asana practice. 648 more words

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Tai Chi Y3D159: Roll Back

Did seventeen push-ups in a row without stopping or losing my balance.  Improvement from yesterday. Then, I could only do three or four at a time without stopping.   488 more words

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Tai Chi Y3D158: Box Ears with Fists

Again, a complicated morning. Started with tai chi, and 20 push-ups — grouped in sets of three and four.  Not ideal. Definitely my arms were not up to the challenge today.   711 more words

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Fire in the Wood

Laying on the forest floor, a simple stick, nestled in the browning leaves.

Once it was part of a mighty tree.

Now it is brittle and frail… 59 more words

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