Journal Entries

A YOGINI'S JOURNEY TOWARD A TRUE MASTER: Marion Mugs McConnell

By  Vanessa Webb | 

"May life go to immortal life, and the body go to ashes. OM. O my soul, remember past strivings, remember! O my soul, remember past strivings, remember!”

In her book, Letters from the Yoga Masters, Marion includes this prayer from the Isha Upanishad, which reminds us that “the yoga Masters claim that if you are drawn to yoga in this life, it is likely that the seeds of knowledge were planted in a past life”. These excerpts are from the first three chapters of Marion’s book...


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THE POWER OF YOGA NIDRA TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

By  Vanessa Webb | 

To seriously embark on a practice of Yoga Nidra, be sure to gather those skills of stillness and of focus, and of observation.  Polish them up the way you would a tarnished, old genie lantern…and dive in to your Nidra practice…all-in…nothing ventured, nothing gained…and when you feel ready to reach, reach far and reach true, because really, there is everything there for you.


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THE FLIP SIDE OF TAPAS (Self-discipline, the 3rd of the Niyamas)

By  Vanessa Webb | 

There is so much real freedom, personal power, and confidence that is developed in the practice of Tapas.Generally speaking, most of us have an aversion to self-discipline…in the West in particular. We see this continually demonstrated in coffee shops everywhere as two year olds run directionless, screaming madly, in a flushed-cheek sweat, parents bending down to face level, asking “hey buddy, where do you want to sit?”….


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