LauraLynn Jansen


yoga

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    Ego, Leadership & Self-Study

    Our unique strengths and personal power can have a tipping point. The moment these two go from being helpful, to getting in the way, the divine play of ego is happening.   This awareness is the beginning of Yoga and the modern theory of self-leadership.   Over the last couple months, I’ve been percolating around […]

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    Retreat

      Why Retreat? Why Step Away? What does Drawing Back Offer?   Withdrawing from regular life allows you moments to gather in energyusually dispersed into multiple directions. The word, retreat,comes from the Latin verb “to pull back.” By retreating you allow yourself time to focus deeply in one direction and gain a new perspective. Each […]

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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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    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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    Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar

    I awoke the morning after his death with my vision for my first hours of the day. Most immediate to go for a goal paddle of 7 miles. Fortunately, I choose to pick up my phone and scroll my FaceBook news feed as I munched on my pre-paddle snack. A post of Mr. B.K.S. Iyengar’s […]

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    Hodge

    Keeper of all secrets and guardian of all fears.   Hodge entered my life across a chasm of sterile white sheets rumpled from a restless night of pain, angst and confusion.     His slightly smiling face of soft fuzz arrived into my life just as I was given a potential death sentence at the […]

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    Luminaries

    This is a rough transcript of my words spoken at the Panama City Relay for Life   Over 20 years ago I went to my first memorial type ceremony, similar in intention to this luminary ceremony. At the time I was deeply moved since it was only a couple years out from my own diagnosis […]

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