LauraLynn Jansen


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    Yoga Will Save the World

    It is everywhere!!! It, meaning “Yoga.” Versions of it are used in advertisements on the television and in magazines. Corporate heads write of its’ underlying benefits and relate how engaging Yogic philosophies and practices aid in being a better leader in business settings. And, of course folks doing postures are all over social media channels. […]

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    The Path of a Practitioner

      A Glimpse into a Time from the Past. Unknowingly I step onto the practitioner’s path. My body in emergency mode and my brain trying to make sense of a situation no one my age, that I’ve ever heard of, is facing. I don’t know how to figure this out. How do I save this […]

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    Stealing From Myself

    A crinklely-crunch sound emerges as the bottom of the sole of my shoe. It comes from making contact with the crystalized molten lava. The lava’s appearance is like holey like a sponge. The weight of it is seemingly disproportionate to its darkened facade. Sturdy as a rock though it cracks under unbalanced pressure. This monochromatic […]

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  • Evolution to Involution

    “May I resolve to evolve,” I ask the Divine. Resolve to evolve, to consciously seek a deeper understanding of Self.   This request is for the continual progression of understanding. An understanding of life in this body. I am realizing my request for personal evolution is becoming more of an involutioneach year. This life journey […]

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    Untruths

    So much has been given to me; I have no time to ponder over that, which has been denied. – Helen Keller   This year, for the first time in 15 years, my partner and I are living openly on every level of our lives. I am grateful the hiding is over. If I am […]

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    Seeking a Yogic Life – revisited

    by LauraLynn Jansen Yoke, founder & executive director Fog lifts off the Up North lake revealing my aunt Janice sitting cross-legged at the end of the dock. Her long blonde hair lies on her relaxed shoulders, as her head rests perfectly on top of her completely upright trunk.  I register not a single movement of her […]

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    Bhakti: Yogic Devotion

    Both my granny Grace and the grand-Jansens were devoted to their faith. Their devotion was demonstrated by saying prayers before meals, a cross or two hanging on the walls of their home, speaking about their faith in God to others unabashedly, and by going to church each Sunday. I recall feeling a devotional connection, as […]

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    Little Green Teachers

    Several decades ago I found myself thrown into a situation where my mission became to learn about anything that would assist me in combating the tumor growing in my chest and the cancer cells making their way through my upper lymph glands.   There was no inter-net so I read books. My number one go-to-book […]

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    So[u]lful Living*

      An expression of so[u]lful living is as individual as a birthmark. What gives each of us a deep feeling of “health” is a special formula of equilibrium between our many levels of self (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social & interpersonal relations). Of course, it is unlikely there will be a steadiness of these aspects […]

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    The Student

    Life offers the chance to be a student every day. Yesterday the role as student was extremely evident for me as I pointed a stand up paddleboard toward the wavy waters of the Hawaiian Pacific Ocean.   In the follow (student) position, each paddle brings me closer to the rising walls of water. My teacher […]

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