In Yoga Sutra 2.46, Patanjali speaks of a establishing a Steady Comfortable Posture. This is sage advice for long hours of mediation, and for life in general. Steady and comfortable is not to say that things stay the same, but it’s a concept of working in a sustainable manner that doesn’t give rise to ripples […]
Coming to the yoga mat as you are, is preparation for going out into the world as you are. Yoga practice can bring up feelings awkwardness, weakness, not being as good in some way as the person on the next mat, and not as far along in our practice as we would like to be. […]
Traveling through India and Nepal, I learned to say Namaste in place of hello and good bye. Much later, I learned that this simple greeting has a deeper meaning. In lands steeped in spirituality it makes sense that people greet one another with a word that signifies an acknowledgement of your spirit. Roughly Namaste means […]
Teaching in a new studio has involved adding new elements into my yoga classes. This has led to hours and hours of wrestling with how to adapt while being true to myself and making it authentic rather than forced.
The state of Yoga, or the ultimate goal of Yoga, is to have control over your mind. To not let the mind run away with us, leaping from one thought to the next. A mind that doesn’t have us running around in circles, chasing our tails, seeking happiness in places we will never find it. […]
If you work in a service industry you know that working with people is complicated. You love people and you hate people. They make your day and they destroy you, nothing can make you feel better and nothing can make you feel worse than people. You’ve worked hard to learn your craft, you are […]
The guiding principle of Yoga is that we can all find bliss by training our minds to observe what is, rather than react to the conclusions our minds jump to. The 8 limbs of Yoga are more than a practice, they outline a way of living that leads to a quiet mind and true peace. […]
Tibetan Buddhist Monks spend countless hours creating intricate sand mandalas only to sweep them away, symbolizing that nothing is permanent. Change is the only constant. When starting a business, or a new job, we don’t really know what will work; but it’s so easy to get attached to our ideas. We have a vision in […]