Recent Posts by Allison Gollner

Kirtan

I've had quite a few yoga classes over the years where a teacher added a small amount of kirtan. Usually just a few minutes, sometimes in the beginning of class, sometimes at the end. I would see "Kirtan Events" pop up on facebook, and I didn't really get it. I'd think, isn't that just part…
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Eating Mindfully

This week, one of our homework assignments was to take photos of at least one meal per day and describe it as Sattvic, Rajasic, Tamasic, or a combination. Over the years, I have dieted and tried countless tricks and gimmicks to lose weight, gain muscle, de-bloat, etc. I've tried counting macros, eating pescatarian, juice fasts,…
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Daily Sadhana

One of the most challenging things for me in this teacher training is my morning Sadhana. My body and mind are usually at odds when my alarm first goes off. Sometimes it's my body, other times my mind, that wants to get up and practice more than the other--the other is busy making an argument…
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Yoga is My Religion

Up until recently, my interest in yoga was purely the physical practice, the Asana, and I shied away from any aspect that might involve spirituality or embracing a religion. Even as a young girl, I took issue with organized religion--so many horrible deeds have been committed in the name of God, and many followers shun…
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