March 29, 2019

As a society, we are very good and going all out with New Year’s intentions, but we aren’t that great at following through after the initial excitement and motivation wears off. One of the amazing parts of developing a daily spiritual practice is that the energy we cre...

March 14, 2019

You may notice that some days your meditation feels deep and nourishing and some days it feels so hard to sit still, let alone focus the mind. The truth is that every day we come to our practice with a different body and a different mind. One of the best ways to prepar...

March 7, 2019

Out of all of the techniques you can use as a means to focus the mind, there are 4 categories of practice that I will outline for you.

#1 Trataka

Trataka is the practice of focusing your gaze (drishti) on a fixed point. The most common form of trataka uses a candle as t...

March 4, 2019

Much of what we know about yoga comes from an ancient text called the Yoga Sutras written by Patanjali over 2000 years ago. In the first 4 sutras, we learn that yoga is the practice of controlling the mind so that we may know ourselves as the seer, the witness, instead...

July 26, 2018

Every teacher worth their salt will tell you that they are always a learner. Knowledge is on a continuum: there are many things within us that we know and that we have fully embodied and mastered, these are things we can teach.

There are things that we know cogniti...

April 12, 2018

My meditation teacher Swami Chidvilasananda said many years ago, "If you wait, you wait forever." Being a great procrastinator, I was miffed by this comment, saying to myself: I get stuff done eventually, I don't understand what she means.

I get it now; waiting is a pos...

December 4, 2017

As we move through the holiday season, it can be common to feel "not so merry" even as the swirl of activity goes on around us. We live in a busy society where it is easy to feel stressed by our regular schedules, let alone from all the extra activities and expectation...

May 7, 2017

My thoughts half way through yoga teacher training.. 6 months to go..

Every 2 weeks on Saturday morning at this point in the training while my husband is out teaching, I dread getting dressed, packing my diaper bag, my snacks, water bottle, usually coffee and rolling up...

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