New Year, ALL of You

Instead of 'New Year, New You' consider 'New Year, ALL of You' -- a commitment to stand in your truth, to show up fully, to play big and to honor all of you, from the things you love to the things you don't.

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Lauren Cohen
Reflection, Creation, Integration

This time of year, and especially this day, is a time for reflection and  creation; an auspicious time to reflect upon the past year and to envision what lies ahead as we welcome in yet another new beginning. 

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Lauren Cohen
Silent Space

As we find ourselves in the heart of the holiday season, while it is a time to welcome in the new, it is also a time to honor, celebrate and sit with what is and what has been. The question remains: can we give back to ourselves so that we can better give back to others, and if so, how?

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Lauren Cohen
The Spark Within

I believe we all share a common desire to live a life of connection and to be happy, content and satisfied with who we are and what we're up to in this lifetime. I believe we all have a spark within that can waver between bright and dim, but doesn't ever completely vanish. 

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Step by Step

It's easy to forget to pause; to take in the smell of the air, the colors of nature and the embrace of the breath. And yet, this is what yoga asks of us time and time again: to come present to each moment as it arises and to pause long enough to feel these moments fully. 

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Lauren Cohen
Settling Into Contentment

The Sutras succinctly say, “by contentment, supreme joy is gained” (II.42). Within this sutra Patanjali defines contentment as being where we are without going to outside things for our happiness. We can and must continue to put in the work and dive into our dharma with devotion; we can and must stay curious; we can and must keep growing…

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Lauren Cohen
The Essence of Time

Time... How quickly it moves. 

When a moment becomes a memory almost instantly; when that which we once anticipated turns to a point of reflection. Time is fleeting and ongoing. It passes without pause, and yet I find myself wishing for that magic button that allows for time to simply stand still…

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Lauren Cohen
Reflections from Italy

More than ever before I am highly committed to finding beauty within each cycle of breath and to living each moment to its fullest. I want to go to bed every night with the same sense of wonder, compassion and gratitude that I’ve woken up with. I want to dance with the dynamic nature of this heart-centered path, held by presence, patience and passion. 

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My Why

Why I practice is simple, yet so beautifully complex.
When I practice, I feel at home–
home in my body, home in my breath and home in my heart…

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Lauren Cohen
Rerouting Towards Center

Lately I have been thinking about the difference between perfection and mastery. I’ve started to view mastery as a dynamic process of continuously re-routing towards center. It is about responding in moments of reaction, of simplifying in moments of  complication and of taking the turn towards compassion rather than going down the rocky road of judgment and shame. 

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Lauren Cohen