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Mou’ Awareness (mostly the music) November 5, 2022

Posted by ajoyfulpractice in Food, Healing Stories, Health, Life, Men, Music, Pain, Suffering, Yoga.
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“Some days or weeks when you are practicing, the mind will be calm and easily concentrated, and you will find yourself progressing fast. All of a sudden the progress will stop one day, and you will find yourself, as it were, stranded. Persevere. All progress proceeds by such rise and fall.”


– quoted from the commentary on Yoga Sūtra 1.30 from Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda


Today is Guy Fawkes Day and the anniversary of the birth of J. B. S. Haldane (b. 1892) – that’s two guys with great mous! It’s also the anniversary of the birth of Sam Shepard (b. 1943) and the birthday of Bryan Adams OC OBC FRPS (b. 1959) – two mostly mou-less guys! There’s a post coming, but you can click here if you’re interested in a 2021 post about some of the sūtras highlighted in this Saturday practice.


Please join me for a 90-minute virtual yoga practice on Zoom today (Saturday, Movember 5th) at 12:00 PM. Use the link from the “Class Schedules” calendar if you run into any problems checking into the class. You can request an audio recording of this practice via a comment below or by emailing myra (at) ajoyfulpractice.com.

Saturday’s playlist is available on YouTube and Spotify. [Look for “Movember 5th 2022”]

So do not wait for aches and pains

To have a surgeon mend your drains;


– quoted from the poem “Cancer’s a funny thing” by J. B. S. Haldane (b. 11/05/1892)


In the spirit of generosity (“dana”), the Zoom classes, recordings, and blog posts are freely given and freely received. If you are able to support these teachings, please do so as your heart moves you. (NOTE: You can donate even if you are “attending” a practice that is not designated as a “Common Ground Meditation Center” practice, or you can purchase class(es). Donations are tax deductible; class purchases are not necessarily deductible.)

If you are thinking about suicide, worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, you can dial 988 (in the US) or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). You can also call the TALK line if you are struggling with addiction or involved in an abusive relationship. The Lifeline network is free, confidential, and available to all 24/7. YOU CAN TALK ABOUT ANYTHING. 

If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgement-free place to talk, you can also click here to contact the TrevorLifeline (which is staffed 24/7 with trained counselors).



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