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Flowing Energy = Ease

Which of these two people looks more relaxed and at ease?  Which looks like they are exerting more energy?  We know from the physical law of inertia that an object in motion stays in motion.  We know from the Wizard

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Extreme Balance

This video is a mesmerizing meditation on the concepts of balance, focus and letting go. Watch his eyes. Focus and Balance are in motion. In this fluid state of shifting yet constant balance, notice how important it is to let go of

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“Practice and a…

“Practice and all is coming.” Pattabhi Jois

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Drishti, Shtira, Focus, Stabilty

When I first started thinking about the connection between the practice of yoga and the practice of productivity I was, appropriately, in a yoga class. Ultimately there are many points of synergy. Two really came out as primary. Drishti, the act of

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The Art of Followership – What I learned from Yoga and Business

Lot’s of material out there on Leadership.  Not as much on Followership. Here are a couple of thoughts. Yoga instructors, good ones, present a model and encourage you to build your own practice.  You can’t really get yoga until you

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If at first you don’t succeed….you fail

So what! No platitudes. Failure feels bad. Success feels good. But stasis feels numb, a false comfort. No question which feeling I want more of. But which do I want less of? Comfortably numb is not a good place to

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The Productivity Paradox

Practice does not make perfect.  Perfect isn’t even a goal.  Practice makes ease.  This is true in yoga practice, where we are getting more supple, flexible and aligned in intention and action. This is true in work were we are

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I have a lot of Practice

I am about to sit down to practice the guitar.  I take lessons once a week and I practice daily.  I run scales, play songs from sheet music and I improvise solos over backing tracks that my teacher provided on CD or

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We Fail to Learn

One of the fastest ways to learn is to fail. Information, instruction and feedback in the context of an experience of failure is more useful than abstractly presented curriculum in no particular context other that the learning environment itself (classroom).

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Chakras and Productivity

In Yoga and other practices there is a knowledge of energy systems called Chakras.  I think of them as a system of reservoirs and locks that work much as a system of canals like the Panama or Suez canals.  There is not

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