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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    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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