Category: The Yoga Slut

Sangha Envy.

By Dana Gornall   Yes, it’s true I am an introvert. This word has gained popularity over the last few years with the resurgence of the Myers-Briggs personality test on social media, the plethora of memes such as Anxiety Cat and The Social Awkward Penguin and the research that has been done lately, ironically shining a large spotlight on all those that look to avoid attention. I am the epitome of an introvert. I shy away from crowds and feel more energized after time spent alone, whether that be reading, walking in the woods with my dog or even just watching...

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Yoga & the Single Mom: Trying to Find Enlightenment, Godd@mmit.

  By Dana Gornall I haven’t gone to yoga in 3 weeks. It hasn’t been that I don’t want to go, life just keeps getting in the way. The school year is coming to a close and there are the end of the year activities like assemblies, recitals and final exams. I look at my calendar for the summer and see it has filled up already. It’s frustrating—trying to balance out the everyday responsibility of  being a working, single mom and fitting in personal growth, exercise and time to just be. I’m trying to find enlightenment, goddammit. It seems that even...

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The Balance of Yes & No.

    By Dana Gornall   My name is no My sign is no My number is no You need to let it go You need to let it go Need to let it go No, By Meghan Trainor I’m a yes woman. Many of you may have heard this as a phrase to describe a kind of guy that is a kiss-up at work—the type of person who agrees with whatever his boss says, just to get ahead. This is not what I mean by describing myself as a yes woman. What I mean is that I tend to...

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A Mind Disturbed.

  By Dana Gornall   “When the mind exists undisturbed in the Way, nothing in the world can offend, and when a thing can no longer offend, it ceases to exist in the old way…If you wish to move in the One Way do not dislike even the world of senses and ideas. Indeed, to accept them fully is identical with true Enlightenment.” ~ Third Zen Patriarch early 7th Century A.D., translated by Richard B. Clarke My index finger presses the button on the top of my phone and I hold it down. This is a ritual I have...

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Buddhism Says These 5 Things are What Holds Us Back.

  By Dana Gornall Every day she takes a morning bath she wets her hair Wraps a towel around her as she’s heading for the bedroom chair It’s just another day Slipping into stockings, stepping into shoes Dipping in the pocket of her raincoat It’s just another day At the office where the papers grow she takes a break Drinks another coffee and she finds it hard to stay awake It’s just another day Do do do do do do, it’s just another day Do do do do do do, it’s just another day So sad, so sad Sometimes...

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