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Originally posted at let it produce joy.

This past week has been particularly eye-opening and challenging. Along with all the other changes going on in my world now, just in time for darkness to reign supreme and for thoughts to turn even deeper inward, my world was rocked by some well-timed messages speaking directly to my soul. Call it a cosmic two-by-four, if you will.

Literally everything has been about the throat chakra (vishuddha) and jalandara bandha (“throat lock”): A yoga class, some well-placed readings, situations where I need to remove the blockage and let my words flow, a reminder to “speak ye little and listen much,” and a gift of lapis lazuli.

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Originally posted at let it produce joy.

I poured the rest of my gin down the drain today.

Maybe that's not a profound statement on the surface; after all, there was only half the bottle left. But it was a 1.75L bottle, and after less than a week, there was only half the bottle left.

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Originally posted at let it produce joy.

One thing we've been focusing on lately in yoga is opening up the heart chakra. Sounds like a bunch of crunchy granola esoteric shit, I know... and that's because it kind of is. :) But bear with me for a bit.


The fourth primary chakra, Anahata (Sanskrit: अनाहत) or the "heart" chakra, is associated with the ability to make decisions outside the realm of karma. I'm sure you're familiar with the phrase "follow your heart", which encourages someone to make decisions not based on unfulfilled emotions, but on one's higher self.

We've been doing poses this month to open up this chakra if desired, notably Camel (Ushtransana), Cobra (Bhujangasana), and a "flying" kundalini yoga exercise where arms are raised to a T and the heart pushes forward as the arms go back. During the practice, we're also asked to consider...
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I’ve heard the argument time and time again from parents who choose not to vaccinate their children: “If your child is vaccinated, why are you worried about him catching anything from my unvaccinated child?

To most people, this would be a pretty compelling argument. After all, my kid is protected, so who gives a lick about your kid. Neither is a threat to the other, right?
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