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Holding Opposites

Compare: to examine the character or qualities of especially in order to discover resemblances or differences Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Hot and cold, hard and soft, tight and loose, dry and wet: these are just a few of the many contrasting sensations that abound in our every day life. We humans, in the face of contrast, are notorious for judging these differences. Admittedly judgment is sometimes needed to evaluate or discern a particular situation, or to ensure our safety. But often judgment occurs as a reflex, a bad habit that unnecessarily highlights differences and obscures similarities. In our faith-integrated yoga practice we work to replace the knee-jerk habit of judging, especially judging our own bodies and effort, with comparison-- observing differences, but without the value judgment.  Read More 

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