#choosetao

MOST RECENT

Elizabeth signed us up for @imperfectproduce and our first box arrived yesterday. We ordered a medium box of mixed fruits and vegetables. Very delicious and fresh as well as a good value.

Imperfect Produce buys fruits and vegetables that don't meet aesthetic criteria for major supermarkets and food distributors or that is simply surplus.

Farmers receive money for produce that had no value before, and customers get good produce for less than retail. And less food is wasted.

Reminds me of the 10,000 Maniacs song... "A lie to say 'O, my garden is growing taller every day.' /He only eats the best and tosses the rest away." Good, fresh, nutritious food. I highly recommend if they're in your town.

“The Grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried up all at once; a shower is forever falling, vapor is rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. “ --John Muir—

#earthday2018, #earthday, #gaia, #nature, #naturelove, #environmentalist, #recycle, #lovetheplanet, #johnmuir, #naturalist, #trancendentalists, #choosetao, #eatatangerine, #yogahippie, #igyogacommunity #peace, #planetearth, #earth, #NaturePhotography

Ok let's do it!
#Repost @marshallsbentobox with @get_repost
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I'm in! Starts today.
#Repost from @catvaladezyoga by @multisave_app
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In case you missed it... first post drops tonight!! ✌🏻
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Bend into our playful YOGA *LAB*!! Ready to try a very different type of yoga challenge?? Join @faern @melindamartinsyoga @yogameg.uk and @catvaladezyoga for #BackbendLab from APRIL 2-15. Two weeks of exploring backbends: learning, working where you are and opening our hearts with fierce grace while listening to our bodies. This exploration is ALL about the practice, and NOT about pretty pictures. Get ready to explore your backbends intelligently and safely with us, on the Lab of your yoga mat!
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Huge thank you to our generous sponsors @officialvaclothing @biomorphics @infinitystrap @fawnberryapothecary, who will gift goodies to 4 randomly selected Lab participants at the end of this journey.
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HOW TO PLAY
1: Repost this flyer with the challenge tag included, and spread the word to a few yogis
2: Follow hosts and sponsors to keep up with each day’s pose
4: Post the pose for all days, tagging hosts, sponsors, and #BackbendLab2
5: Make sure your account is set to public so we can cheer you on!
6: Comment, ask questions, engage in the LAB with your fellow yogis <3
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The first post drops the evening of April 1st. Let’s do this!!!
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#yoga, #yogadudes, #yogahigh, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #asana, #iloveyoga, #slowyoga, #inspiration, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #practicenotperfection, #omnamahshiva, #openyourheart, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #lovemyyoga, #yogaeverydamnday, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #feeltheyogahigh, #beherenow

#BackbendLab2

Day 1 is #bhujangasana or #cobrapose. I enjoy working on backbends even though they don't come naturally for me. I feel as though my spine is healthier and my auxiliary muscles that support my spine are stronger as a result of my yoga practice. But flexibility is still a work in progress. Well, actually it all is, isn't it?
I offer two versions, regular hand and fingertips  both trying to keep the hands light.
Lots of great assistance from our hosts (some of the best yoga accounts on IG IMO): @catvaladezyoga, @melindamartinsyoga, @faern, @yogameg.uk

Our awesome sponsors are
@officialvaclothing, @infinitystrap, @biomorphics, @fawnberryapothecary

#yoga, #yogadudes, #yogahigh, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #asana, #iloveyoga, #slowyoga, #inspiration, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #practicenotperfection, #omnamahshiva, #openyourheart, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #lovemyyoga, #yogaeverydamnday, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #feeltheyogahigh, #beherenow, #igyogachallenges

I'm in! Starts today.
#Repost from @catvaladezyoga by @multisave_app
•••
In case you missed it... first post drops tonight!! ✌🏻
.
Bend into our playful YOGA *LAB*!! Ready to try a very different type of yoga challenge?? Join @faern @melindamartinsyoga @yogameg.uk and @catvaladezyoga for #BackbendLab from APRIL 2-15. Two weeks of exploring backbends: learning, working where you are and opening our hearts with fierce grace while listening to our bodies. This exploration is ALL about the practice, and NOT about pretty pictures. Get ready to explore your backbends intelligently and safely with us, on the Lab of your yoga mat!
.
Huge thank you to our generous sponsors @officialvaclothing @biomorphics @infinitystrap @fawnberryapothecary, who will gift goodies to 4 randomly selected Lab participants at the end of this journey.
.
HOW TO PLAY
1: Repost this flyer with the challenge tag included, and spread the word to a few yogis
2: Follow hosts and sponsors to keep up with each day’s pose
4: Post the pose for all days, tagging hosts, sponsors, and #BackbendLab2
5: Make sure your account is set to public so we can cheer you on!
6: Comment, ask questions, engage in the LAB with your fellow yogis <3
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The first post drops the evening of April 1st. Let’s do this!!!
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#yoga, #yogadudes, #yogahigh, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #asana, #iloveyoga, #slowyoga, #inspiration, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #practicenotperfection, #omnamahshiva, #openyourheart, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #lovemyyoga, #yogaeverydamnday, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #feeltheyogahigh, #beherenow

My new blog post up on Eat a Tangerine.

Suffering is inevitable in this life, but humans can transform their suffering with compassion and love.

Link in bio
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#yoga, #yogadudes, #yogahigh, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #asana, #iloveyoga, #slowyoga, #inspiration, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #practicenotperfection, #omnamahshiva, #openyourheart, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #lovemyyoga, #yogaeverydamnday, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #feeltheyogahigh, #beherenow

Do your thing. Meditate, pray, chant, yoga, sweat, hallucinate, dance, sing, be still. Then go out in that big laboratory called the world and do things, go places, encounter people. See how it goes.

Just remember: your reactions to what you encounter have a lot more to do with you than they do with whatever provoked them.

Rinse.

Repeat.

Visit www.eatatangerine.com
#connection, #presence, #belief, #perception, #open-minded, #community, #meditation, #meditate #mindfulness, #spiritual, #innerpeace, #positivity, #inspiration, #self-development, #yoga, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #inspiration, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #practicenotperfection, #omnamahshiva, #openyourheart, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #yogaeverydamnday, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #beherenow

I've spent the last four days passing a kidney stone. Stones are an issue I've dealt with periodically since my freshman year in college. Despite increasing my water intake and making some dietary changes, I still form  them, although it's definitely become longer between them.
I've had stones that hurt so badly I'd end up  in the ER for some IV painkiller. If imaging shows the stone can be passed you get to go home on hydrocodone and drink as much water as you can and stay active in between painful bouts until you pass it. I've passed all but one stone (more than a half dozen). I had lithotripsy to dissolve that one.
This one was less bad: I was able to tolerate it with 600mg doses of Ibuprofen and water. And one more thing... I consciously tried to simply be with my pain, breathing deeply and riding it. Most of all, not fighting it. And it worked. Which is to say that there was still pain, but I suffered less.
It's for times like this that we practice whatever we practice.

#yoga, #yogadudes, #yogahigh, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #asana, #iloveyoga, #slowyoga, #inspiration, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #practicenotperfection, #omnamahshiva, #openyourheart, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #lovemyyoga, #yogaeverydamnday, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #feeltheyogahigh, #beherenow

#LOJONGSUNDAY today is
Slogan #9, In all activities, train with slogans.
There are 59 slogans and they offer exercises for working on "flipping the script from self to other" as Judy Lief says. Some offer practical advice for living in the day to day world, and others apply to our meditation or other sacred practice. The  more that you work with the slogans the more that they will just naturally come up in daily life and you will be offered an opportunity to cultivate loving kindness and compassion.

#lojong, #tibetanbuddhism, #atisha, #mindtraining, #buddhistmindtraining, #buddhistphilosophy #buddhism, #meditation, #yoga, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #lojongfortheyogi, #inspiration, #enlightenment, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #omnamahshiva, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #beherenow, #lovingkindness

Snow in San Anselmo
The deer cross by the lights
The mission down in old San Rafael
A madman looking for a fight
A madman looking for a fight

The massage parlor's open
The clientele come and they go
The classic music station
Plays in the background soft and low
Plays in the background soft and low

The silence round the cascades
The ice crisp and clear
The beginning of the opera
Seem to suddenly appear
Seem to suddenly appear

The pancake house is always crowded
Open twenty four hours of every day
And if you suffer from insomnia
You can speed your time away
You can speed your time away

Snow in San Anselmo
My waitress my waitress my waitress
Said it was coming down
Said it hadn't happened in over thirty years
But it was laying on the ground
But it was laying on the ground

Van Morrison, "Snow in San Anselmo"
#vanmorrison, #snowinsananselmo, #songlyrics, #snow, #snowphotos, #songwriter, #meditation, #silence, #eatatangerine, #choosetao, # inspiration, #mindfulness, #myyogalife, #yogainspiration

#LOJONGSUNDAY is back!! New posts are going up beginning yesterday at @eatatangerine. Excerpts are there and full posts at www.eatatangerine.com.

All Lojong posts from this account are also being loaded at the website, so that eventually all Lojong Sunday posts will be available there.

Please check it out and follow! Thanks for your support.

#lojong, #tibetanbuddhism, #atisha, #mindtraining, #buddhistmindtraining, #buddhistphilosophy #buddhism, #meditation, #yoga, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #lojongfortheyogi, #inspiration, #enlightenment, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #omnamahshiva, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #beherenow, #lovingkindness

#LOJONGSUNDAY Slogan #5: Rest in the nature of alaya, the essence.
Alaya is a sanskrit word meaning abode or dwelling, It can be seen as the universal soul, or universal ground that we all share. This slogan suggests that there is a resting place, beyond the input of the senses and the nuisance of the monkey mind itself, a place from which all of these phenomena arise.

Lojong Sunday is back! All slogans previously posted at @marshallsbentobox are now at Eat a Tangerine, and new slogans will be featured regularly.

#lojong, #tibetanbuddhism, #atisha, #mindtraining, #buddhistmindtraining, #buddhistphilosophy #buddhism, #meditation, #yoga, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #lojongfortheyogi, #inspiration, #enlightenment, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #omnamahshiva, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #beherenow, #lovingkindness

For me asana practice has become a slow, moving meditation in which I try to maintain awareness of my body. There's a profound sense of intimacy in feeling various muscles, tendons, bones and joints contracting, opening, stretching. In feeling the intensity of approaching an edge, and in remaining aware of the movement of the breath during all of this.
The feeling of the shape and the movement of the body seem much more real than worrying about what it all looks like. Right now it's all about how it feels for me.

#yoga, #yogadudes, #yogahigh, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #asana, #iloveyoga, #slowyoga, #inspiration, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #practicenotperfection, #omnamahshiva, #openyourheart, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #lovemyyoga, #yogaeverydamnday, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #instayoga #beherenow, #igyoga

#goddesspose in gratitude for the inspiration I found on IG today. @yoginiinheels posted her 1 minute goddess pose video, and I had to try that! Doing a lot of holding poses lately, past the comfort zone and seeing what comes up.

I read a really wonderful blog post by @thisharmoniouslife. The link is in her bio. I recommend you check it out.

Finally, I did some walking meditation around the city in the snow. A beautiful day.

#yoga, #yogadudes, #yogahigh, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #asana, #iloveyoga, #slowyoga, #inspiration, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #practicenotperfection, #omnamahshiva, #openyourheart, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #lovemyyoga, #yogaeverydamnday, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #feeltheyogahigh, #beherenow

Last fall I participanted in a yoga challenge called the #OmRevolution. We were given a yoga pose and an idea to think and write about each day.
At the end of the challenge I wrote that I was planning to start a blog/website and I have been working towards setting that up.
While there is still a lot of tweaking and loading of content happening, I am ready to let my IG friends know about it.
The site is called Eat a Tangerine. The site address is www.eatatangerine.com. There is also a new IG account, @eatatangerine. You can find a live link to the site there or on my personal page.
I have a lot of ideas and plans for Eat a Tangerine as a possible service organization and to look for ways to help out in my community. For starters, though, I'm concentrating on getting the blog going successfully.
If you're interested or have enjoyed my thoughts and writing here on IG, please check out and follow the blog and/or @eatatangerine.
Also, if you find that you enjoy the blog, please let your friends, students, coworkers, etc know about it.
Thanks for your interest and support.
#yoga, #yogadudes, #yogahigh, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie, #asana, #iloveyoga, #slowyoga, #inspiration, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #practicenotperfection, #omnamahshiva, #openyourheart, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #myyogapractice, #lovemyyoga, #yogaeverydamnday, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #feeltheyogahigh, #beherenow

"Most of the time when we eat a tangerine, we do not look at it. We think about many other things. To look at a tangerine is to see the blossom forming into the fruit, to see the sunshine and the rain. The tangerine in our palm is the wonderful presence of life. We are able to really see that tangerine and smell its blossom and the warm, moist earth. As the tangerine becomes real, we become real. Life in that moment becomes real." –Thich Nhat Hahn, The Heart of Understanding–

#connection, #presence, #belief, #perception, #open-minded, #community, #meditation, #meditate #mindfulness, #spiritual, #innerpeace, #positivity, #inspiration, #self-development, #Quotes, #wisdom, #dailyquotes, #quoteoftheday, #yoga, #igyoga, #yogainspiration, #choosetao, #eatatangerine, #buddhistphilosophy, #buddhism, #thichnhathanh

Don't imitate me; 
it's as boring 
as the two halves of a melon. --Matsuo Basho-- Basho reminds us to be ourselves. Don't imitate him, he says also implying that we should not compare ourselves to others. We see others creating, doing things that we would like to do, and we ignore the gifts that only we are able to give the world.

Our grasping, being envious of the beauty, prowess, and achievements of others, is a huge source of our discontent.

Drawing of Matsuo Basho, by Yokoi Kinkoku (1761-1832). #yoga, #yogadudes, #yogahigh, #yogainspiration, #yogahippie,#iloveyoga, #inspiration, #meditation, #choosetao, #practiceandalliscoming, #omnamahshiva, #openyourheart, #omshantiom, #myyogalife, #eatatangerine, #mindfulness, #beherenow, #basho, #zen, #instapoetry, #poetsofinstagram, #haiku, #igpoetry, #buddhistphilosophy

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