Monthly Archives: February 2015

Handstand: Turn your life upside down

Turn your life upside down with handstand
by Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on February 21, 2015

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Aja Reeser

Turn your life upside down, both literally and figuratively.

We upend ourselves when we enter or exit a romantic partnership, quit a job or move and start over.  We let go of stubborn ideologies that no longer serve us, and we wander open-eyed into the intellectual wilderness.  We abandon fantasy and/or denial and, untethered, embrace reality.

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Hold your ground with samasthiti

Stand your ground with samasthiti
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on February 3, 2015 

Whenever I was nose-to-nose with someone, I never knew what to do with my arms.

During a face off with a boss, a friend, a family member or some stranger, my body was a bothersome appendage.

I dropped into one hip, crossed my arms over my power center, explored the interior of my pockets, popped arms akimbo or found a wall for support.  Sometimes I’d scratch.


Now, I practice samasthiti.

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