LauraLynn Jansen


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    Ancient Wisdoms’ Grounding Forces

    Using the Yogic During Times of Unsettlement Bhakti Mārga   Yogic scriptures define fear (bhaya) as a modification in the mind. These ancient teachings delineate two kinds of bhaya natural or rational fear, which serves us in threatening situations; and “unnatural or unusual” fear which is not based in any objective reality. When hearing the […]

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    Ancient Wisdoms’ Grounding Forces

    Using the Yogic Paths During Times of Unsettlement Rājā Mārga Rājā mārga is also known as the royal road to uniting of mind-body-spirit (Yoga). It is also often translated as the path of meditative sādhanā (practice). Rāja may encompass any of these techniques –  observing thoughts, centering the mind through breath awareness, reflecting on the […]

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    Ancient Wisdoms’ Grounding Forces

    Using the Yogic Paths During Times of Unsettlement Jñāna mārga   Each of you, I’m sure is witnessing how fear is a daily reality right now as this in-the-face unknown looms across the globe. I suspect this unknown is also being magnified, at least in the US, by a cultural norm of focusing on the […]

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    Learning to Lead

    The group huddles in the living room of the retreat center on day one. We are uncomfortably cozy and just getting to know each other. A video camera is set up to capture whatever we are about to do. The cool, foggy northern California air outside the windows of the house seeps into the room. […]

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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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