Does Your Family NOT Understand YOU? Here's What You Can Do About It

Every day, every moment, we GET TO choose the story of our life. However, if we do NOT CHOOSE to write our OWN story, if we sit back and allow OUR story to be told over and over again by disfigured, distorted memories, than we literally set the stage for our lives to CONTINUE to LOOK and FEEL distorted and disfigured. By re-telling and re-living our past, we booby trap ourselves into making it not only our present, but we are calling it forth to be our future as well!

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Andrea Behler
The Link Between Porn and Yoga

That’s how powerful our minds ARE, we can use them to hang out with Porn Star Pam OR Oprah. We get to choose the vibration we experience based on the thoughts we ALLOW into our kingdom. This certainly does not mean that Porn Star Pam is not going to knock on the door, ring the bell, hell, she might even swim across the mote every now and again, BUT and this is a major BUTT (obviously because she is a Porn Star) we do NOT have to allow her in, offer her the GRAND SUITE and throw a royal ball in her honor. 

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Andrea Behler
Is Your mind Being Poisoned by Your Friends and Family?

So your relationship with Bobby or with the TV or with Facebook is MORE about where you are WILLING to offer your VERY PRECIOUS and LIMITED energy. The bar of your INTEGRITY and your INTENTION can be the compass of which you use to navigate your course. So if your Bestie is wasted EVERY Saturday night and calling you crying EVERY Sunday morning because she is the Mary to Bobby’s Friday night….is she REALLY your bestie? Are you allowing this kind of energy to encompass you?

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Andrea Behler
Are You Choosing to Have Problems?

It is much, MUCH easier to get wrapped up in my disagreement with Mary, my lust for Jimmy, if I am going to buy the Mac Book Pro or the Mac Air…than it is to sit quietly, and observe myself. It is ANNOYINGLY convenient to involve myself in the office drama, my friend’s divorce, or anything else I can find to complain about…than to ACTUALLY pinpoint what re-occuring thoughts and behaviors are CAUSING my own misery.

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Andrea Behler
Yoga Actually Makes Life Harder

I cannot fung shway the FUNK. There is no arrangement or re-arrangement of my unhelpful thoughts, habits, and tendencies that WILL MAKE them HELPFUL. Whether my eating disorder is hidden in the basement or displayed in the living room, whether it is hung on the wall, or placed high up on a shelf, it IS STILL my eating disorder and IT STILL resides in MY house. So EVEN if it is buried behind grandma’s christmas decorations in the attic, I still have the knowledge that it’s there. And HERE is where I believe the “HARD” part of yoga comes into play. NOW that I have both seen and acknowledged that it is NOT helpful, NOW, I have to DO something about it. 

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Andrea Behler
What Makes Me a CRAPPY Yoga Teacher

The massive confusion around our identities is directly linked to believing that we ARE whatever adjective comes after, “I AM.” Not only do we allow ourselves to adjectify ourselves, but even worse, we allow others to do it for us, and yes, we do it to others as well!

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Andrea Behler
MUSIC IS THE DIRT IN YOUR MIND

It’s kind of like believing that the piano is the same thing as the sound of the music coming out of it. Depending upon what chords are being struck, how hard, and in what order, the sound might be heavenly or dreadful…..either way, we must realize we are not the song, nor the lyrics, and quite often not even the composer.

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Andrea Behler
what Your POOP Can Tell You About Your Yoga Practice

Consider the mind like a Kindergarten Classroom. The children are your thoughts and YOU are the teacher. If you don’t establish a schedule and clear boundaries, get ready for lots of half eaten glue sticks, all the Model Magic to be completely dried up, and a chorus of the word poop intertwined with fart noises, on repeat, escalating in volume.

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Andrea Behler
Stretching & Yoga Have NOTHING In Common

Goodness knows we have been inundated with no shortage of perceptions as to WHAT IS YOGA: “yoga is stretching, yoga is touching your toes, yoga is NOT for me, yoga is a cult, yoga is a religion, yoga is for bendy girls in tights, yoga is a fad, yoga is Indian men with beards standing on their heads,” and I’m sure you can offer me a few more after class….

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Andrea Behler