The Importance of Healing

If you ask the average adult, “what does healing mean to you?” Most answers would be limited to the general answer, “the process of getting well when one is sick”. But this answer reflects such a limited understanding of what we need as complex human beings to be well, in addition to a gross underestimation…

Sublime Sadhana

Hello!!  I am back after a very busy couple weeks and dealing with very s….l…..o…..w wifi in India.  Today it appears that I can actually upload photos and should be able to post this entry from Agra (fingers crossed).  I just arrived from a very long over night train ride from Varanasi–what should have been…

My Journey To Home Self-Practice

I remember the good ol’ days living back in California where I could take a yoga class anytime and all the time. There was no need for me to practice on my own-I had plenty of opportunities to practice with a teacher, and I loved it. I loved being challenged and inspired. I loved turning…

Finding Beauty in Repetition

It can be safely assumed that our daily rituals are the foundation of our self growth. How we behave and the choices we make, however consciously or unconsciously, shape our path as we zig zag our way through the maze of life. Of course, epiphany-like AHA! moments do come sometimes, but the majority of our…

#yoga

This is the era of social media.  Facebook is full of people posting about the meal they just ate or the workout they just did; it is full of people sharing their lives online, bragging, complaining or sharing information and opinions about this that and the other.  There are countless of other social media platforms…

Reflecting on my Yoga Teacher Training Course

“Devote yourself here and now to the search for the Truth that is ever within you” -Sri Ramana Maharshi  Almost a year ago now, I was fortunate enough to fulfil one of my goals – to continue my own personal yoga journey and complete a Yoga Teacher Training Course in India. It was to be the…

Staying true to your Intentions

“Motivation is what gets you started. Commitment is what keeps you going” A New Year can bring so much – a new start, complete with new opportunities, new energy., new strength and new vitality. Most people take advantage of this inspiration and energy and choose to set resolutions or goals to work towards over the next twelve…

Namaste

I remember my first trip to India well.  By some sort of serendipitous magic, I met a young man named Siddhant from India on a flight to Denver, Colorado, and two months later I was invited to his cousin’s wedding in Jaipur that coming January.  He knew I was already headed to India as a…

Stepping into 2017 with Sankalpa

“Everything that happens in the Universe starts with Intention” -Deepak Chopra May I be open to all the possibilities of joy and contentment this next Year has to offer”. Another year is over and ’tis the season for reflecting on times past – what this year meant for us; what we feel we achieved; what we…

Gratitude

“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” Yogi Bhajan ’Tis the season of celebration with family and friends, exchanging presents, sharing delicious food and drink and spreading good cheer.  We are surrounded by so many things to be thankful for this time of year and with New Year’s just around the corner, an attitude…

The Limb By Limb Series

The Eight Limbs of Yoga–part VIII “As you think, so you become.”  ~Patanjali Welcome back to the Limb by Limb Series.  As most of you already know, Patanjali wrote a a blueprint on how to live a content and compassionate life called the Eight Limbs of Yoga.  A couple weeks ago I discussed the 5th limb…

Slowly but surely

“True progress is slow but sure”  -Swami Vivekananda   “Slowly but surely”. This is a phrase that has been uttered both to me and by me more often than usual in the past number of weeks. It speaks for so many things and I have to admit these three words annoyed me for a long…