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How a Beginner’s Mind Can Transform Your Practice

How a Beginner’s Mind Can Transform Your Practice

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few.”
~Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Monk

Image Credit: westpark via Flickr.
Image Credit: westpark via Flickr.

Mindfulness, meditation, chanting; there is a myriad of ways to bring calm and serenity to our lives.  However, a very simple and useful concept when it comes to our yoga practice is ‘Shoshin’, a Zen Buddhist concept that translates as ‘The Beginner’s Mind’. In practice it means accepting things the way they are, without layering on our own preconceptions. (more…)

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