Satya Will Set Ya Free!

Have you ever told a white lie for what seemed like a good reason- and then got caught up in layer after layer of complication? Or found yourself talking with some friends about an acquaintance in a way that you knew was unkind- and then felt bad, after, when you saw that person? Have youContinue reading “Satya Will Set Ya Free!”

Beyond the Mat: Patanjali, the Sutras, and the “R” word.

A long, long time ago (maybe around the third century BC), a learned guy (unless he was a girl, or more than one guy) named Patanjali (unless that’s not really the name of the dude/s who wrote it) gathered some of his culture’s wisdom into a little set of writings that we call “The YogaContinue reading “Beyond the Mat: Patanjali, the Sutras, and the “R” word.”

There’s Nothing Wrong With You: or, How To Overcome Self-Limiting Thought Patterns

Dear Friend, Student, Fellow Human: There’s Nothing Wrong With You. I mean it. At the end of class, when I sit in the darkened room, looking out across the rows of paper-doll bodies, outwardly still and peaceful in their Savasana, I feel so much love for my fellow humans. I think:  I wish this person lovedContinue reading “There’s Nothing Wrong With You: or, How To Overcome Self-Limiting Thought Patterns”

“Day Off” Vegan Carrot Cookies

It has been suggested to me by some good friends and mentors that I ought to schedule time each week to have what is apparently called a “day off.” This is necessary to avoid burnout, re-charge the batteries, etc etc. I totally get it. I’m just not very good at it. I have a hardContinue reading ““Day Off” Vegan Carrot Cookies”

Discomfort in Change

  I wasn’t going to write this because it seems a little egotistical to assume that anyone would be interested- but maybe this will help someone. And it is about yoga- the real, living yoga,  beyond unrolling the mat and doing a sun salutation.  It’s been too long since I posted here- but I haveContinue reading “Discomfort in Change”

“Do or Do Not: There is No Try.”

As modern yogis, sometimes we find inspiration in unusual places. So: Happy (belated) Star Wars Day!* Have you ever felt that, despite your best efforts, your commitments to yourself just don’t lead to the results you’re looking for? The problem may be in your self-talk. Do any of these sound familiar? “I’ve been trying toContinue reading ““Do or Do Not: There is No Try.””

Better than Video: Capturing the Moment With Your Own Mindfulness.

Or, Six Steps to Daily Mindfulness Plus a Cool Video! If you haven’t yet seen the Lotte Time Lapse Video, it’s possible you may now be in the minority.The video is brief- just 2 minutes and 45 seconds, but it’s become incredibly popular in the last week, with over 2.8 million views.  It was putContinue reading “Better than Video: Capturing the Moment With Your Own Mindfulness.”

Beyond the Mat: How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything

Sure, it’s great to twist yourself into a pretzel and stand on your head, but once the novelty wears off (let’s face it- your friends don’t really care if you can do this pose or not), there are deeper benefits to enjoy. Greater self-awareness is one of best unexpected “perks” of the physical yoga practice. ItContinue reading “Beyond the Mat: How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything”