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Feeling the Pressure to Release the Pressure

Reflection allows us to choose powerfully, to make choices from a place of personal power, rather than from the whim of overwhelm.
Jess Robertson, co founder of Moksha Modo explores how feeling into pressure can release the pressure-cooker feeling that arises when we get caught in the weeds.


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Why We Fight For Water

350.org works around the world to prevent disastrous climate change. Our name signifies the safe level of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, 350 parts per million, but we are now over 400 ppm. 350.org has helped build a global movement behind the goal of transitioning the world beyond fossil fuels and embracing a renewable energy future. At heart of so much of our work is the need to protect our valuable water resources.


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What Does GROW YOUR YOGA Mean?

This is our 9th annual Grow Your Yoga – a 30-day on and off-the-mat challenge. This may leave you wondering – what does it mean to Grow my Yoga? What does that look like? This post offers some answers and seeks to help make this collective challenge, a personal one as well.


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I Can’t Do Yoga Because…

…I’m not flexible enough.
…I’m not strong enough.
…I don’t have very good balance.
…I don’t look good in Spandex.
…yoga is for sissies.
…I’ll feel like a clumsy oaf in a room full of people who know what they’re doing.

Many of these concerns are real and can feel legitimate to the person experiencing them; however, I believe that they all ultimately come from the basic fear of being judged. By others, by the teacher, and most damagingly, by themselves. Let’s look more closely, shall we?


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Yoga as Activism

Yoga as Activism
Processing the election of Donald Trump
Moksha Modo co founder Jess Robertson shares her reaction to Donald Trump’s win and invites a dialogue on yoga and politics. How can we feel the reality of …


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Adjustable Thoughts On A Set Sequence

Toronto-based teacher Megan Lambe shares her thoughts on using a sequence of postures to feel rooted in an ever changing world.

“…as W.H. Auden said, ‘routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.’ A consistent practice teaches us what an immense challenge it is to respond to complacency with a curious heart. With it, we learn that staying grounded and awake to our own subtle, slow, and steady growth is difficult and valuable work.”