I Don’t Want No Victory–I Just Want You Back

A drop in the bucket
From the DailyOm:

All people have their own way of being in the world, what works for you may not work for everybody.

All people have their own way of being in the world. It is easiest to comprehend this basic yet profound fact when we consider that every human being on the planet occupies a distinct role in the universe. We grow up in different environments, affected by a unique range of influences. The preferences, values, and beliefs we embrace are frequently related intimately to our origins. And the need to individualize our experiences is instinctive, as doing so enables us to cope when we must face challenges on our own. Consequently, each of us has developed a perspective that is uniquely ours. Interacting peacefully and constructively with people from all walks of life is a matter of first understanding where they are coming from. Then we can adjust our expectations so that we avoid making undue assumptions about what they are about.

In the face of emerging interpersonal conflict, it is easy to assume that others are being difficult, unreasonable, or stubborn. We are apt to grow frustrated when someone in our environment does not share our opinions or feel compelled to support us in our endeavors. It is likely that the individual or individuals before us may simply possess differing notions with regard to what is and what is not important in this life. We can ease the tension that exists between us by reaffirming our belief in the fundamental right of all beings to determine their own destinies. To foster a harmonious relationship, we need to do our best to relate to the unique universes they inhabit. And as we discover what makes them tick, our ability to find a mode of interaction that is pleasing to both of us is enhanced.

When there are barriers keeping you from connecting with someone else, think of questions you can ask them to gain a more thorough understanding of their point of view. You may discover that in addition to the differences in perspective dividing you, they are subject to insecurities and other personal issues that influence their way of seeing the world. It is likely that you will never fully grasp the myriad complexities embodied by humanity, but you can go a long way toward encouraging mutually satisfying relations by reaching out to others in the spirit of sympathetic comprehension.

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The Way I See It…

Angela Kukhahn in camel pose "ustrasana"

I Believe


That the truth lies within us all


But

We, get to choose,

What we want to believe

That none of us will ever be perfect

But we have all been perfect

At least once

I believe in taking a couple of momments, each day

To thank God,

That anyone loves us, the way they do

I believe, that good things happen to those who wait

But that it’s rude to hold your breath, while you are waiting

That starting over, is something that happens on a moment to moment basis

And we should never be ashamed, to start over

That being wrong, and knowing it sucks, like nothing else

And admitting we were wrong, out loud, sometimes takes, the greatest courage

That our bodies are a temple,

the house, that our souls rests in

But the beauty of the flesh, will never compare, with the beauty that lies within

That pride inevitably, comes before a fall

Look around,

Even God,

knows how to be humble

That if you want to see heaven, it is all around you

If you need a closer look, look into the eyes of children, observe animals

I believe, those who say the least, often speak the loudest

Wisdom is not in words spoken,

but by things felt by the heart

That things are relative,

no matter who we may think we are

And that judging others,

is one of the surest signs of human ignorance

I believe that making yourself small,

so others can be big
Will never make sense now or ever

That a heart that has been broken, often loves the deepest

And the suffering we despise, is often our best teacher

I believe, until you forgive yourself,

you will never believe that anyone could truly love you

And that there are places inside of us all,

so haunting


Even we, become afraid of the dark

I believe, in finding a way to love yourself
That you could only pray that someone could want to

I believe in taking a leap of faith, like you really mean it

Even when everyone, says you will land on your face

I believe that even scars, can bring back beautiful memories

Not everything, has to be perfect, to be perfectly wonderful

I believe in loving beyond what is easy,

I believe in loving beyond what is comfortable

I believe in a love that defies reason

I believe in a love that exists

I believe in finding out who you are, and f-ing liking yourself..

I believe in laughing, until your stomach hurts

And then keep laughing, until tears stream down your face

I believe

I believe

I believe

A.K.

Yoga Music Vinyasa Yoga Playlist 5 “Bliss Your Flow”

YOGA DANCE

YOGA MUSIC PLAYLIST

All music available through itunes


“VARIATIONII: DREAMTIME”

ARCANGELOS CHAMBER

“SACRED STONES”
SHEILA CHANDRA

“AI DU”
ALI FARKA TOURE’ & RY

“RADHA RAMANA”
TULKU

“BOEE (COME TO ME)”
THE IDAN RAICHEL PROJECT

“FELLING GOOD”
NINA SIMONE

“ABOVE THE BONES”
MIKSHA

“BLESSED BE A WITNESS”
BEN HARPER

“SHAVASANA SITA RAM”
GOVINDAS

What’s Your Yoga Type? The Yoga “Cheat Sheet”

Angela Kukhahn and one of her first teachers Rachel Sellars in front of YogacoWe all have heard from the friend, loved one or relative who tried yoga once and is now convinced that it is “boring”, “just stretching” or they “chant too much”.

Of course there are a many different kinds of yoga, each with their individual goodness, and unique challenges as well.

Yoga truly is for everyone!

Not only is it good to know what your options are, but it is also helpful when speaking with a yoga newbie to have an idea in which direction to point them.

Here is a helpful little “yoga cheat sheet” to help you figure out where you should be parking your mat and maybe even clue you into some knew styles that you might enjoy.

Yoga Cheat Sheet from  about.com

Good Luck and happy yoga-ing!

Yoga Music: Vinyasa Yoga Music Playlist No.4

Yoga dancing music

Yoga music Playlist for Vinyasa Flow Yoga.All music available through itunes. (Sorry no imix today, my itunes was acting funny)

BHAKTI BOOMBOX
MC YOGI

GANESHA SHARANAM
JAI PLAYLIST
UTTAL

HYMM
MOBY

PANDORA
ARNOS ELIAS

MILLION VOICES
WYCLEF JEAN (FEAT AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR)

ANGELS
NORAH JONES & WAX POETIC

SMOKE & MIRRORS
RJD2

CLOSER
KINGS OF LEON

SHRI GURU CHARANAM
KRISHNA DAS