1. Celebrating the Spirit of the Season – Yoga to De-Clutter the Mind

    What’s it all about??? What does the holiday season mean to you?  For some, the holiday season means friends, food, and celebration.  For others, it has religious or spiritual significance.  Still more see it as a time of traditions, children, and fun.But no matter what the meaning, many people end up feeling stressed.  Getting caught up in the flurry of shopping, hosting, and commitments ca…Read More

  2. Surviving and Thriving This Holiday Season With Yoga

    Getting  Back Your Inner Mojo , Yoga Style It happens every year that part and parcel of the holiday season is the reflection on the year passed and the setting of resolutions for the new year.  The great thing about Yoga is it can be a one stop shopping place for your physical health and overall wellness goals. Whether it is to reclaim some tone and flexibility, shed a few pounds or address the…Read More

  3. Being Stress Free Here and Now with a Simple Body Scan Meditation

    Busy times of year can send us off into our heads, stressed out by our laundry lists of things to do and places to be. Putting the brakes on a racing mind can be as basic as tuning into our bodies in a simple yet powerful way. Yogis have long realized that being stress free is a function of being fully in the present moment.   The definition of stress many Yogis use and I refer to time and again…Read More

  4. Cultivating Resilience Through Yoga: Practicing the Healing Potential of Wisdom, Patience and Grace on Way of Recovery

    In reflecting on the truly disastrous effects of Superstorm Sandy on so many lives I am uncomfortable here making any  statements that could seem trite, over reaching or Pollyannaish in the face of something that has created such immense damage for so many. The struggles are on such a grand scale on one hand with entire communities having been destroyed, and so varied and personal on the other ha…Read More

  5. The Way of an Open Heart, Invincible Self

    A powerful complement to the active physical and energetic techniques that we employ in Yoga and meditation is the practice of contemplation. Taking time to reflect deeply on the often counter-rational and paradoxical insights we gain when we temporarily suspend our normal ego’s judgments and conditional thinking can support the integration of the fruits of our practice into our lives. The great…Read More

  6. Being Peaceful – Finding Your Own Comfortable Steady Seat in Yoga

    “Sukha sthira asanam” [A Yoga Pose is a]Comfortablle Steady Seat Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Ch. 2.46-2.48 The popular Yoga with which most of us are familiar is the Yoga Asana(literally “seat” in Sanscrit) practice that provide so much benefit on a physical and mental level. Flexibility, strength, physical tone and the sometimes surprising depth of stress relief are often immediate and pal…Read More

  7. Just Say Yes! – Healthful Indulgence Through Yoga

    “The One that You will Do” is the best and most important answer to the question asked by so many of my Yoga students. The question is: “What is the best Yoga practice I can do for myself?”. Within Yoga and Meditation there are so many practices, styles and disciplines available to help us meet our goals and support our evolution. No matter what we have in our sel…Read More

  8. Difficult Beginnings: Overcoming Obstacles and Enjoying the Rewards of Yoga

    A tree as great as a man’s embrace springs up from a small shoot; A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth; A journey of a thousand miles starts under one’s feet. (the more recognized “begins with a single step” is an alternate translation of under one’s feet in the last line) Lao-tze from the Tao te Ching, chapter 64 ** Our journey in Yoga begins …Read More

  9. Fitness, Fun and Freedom Through Yoga

    This article is a response of sorts to the Yoga articles that have been published in the New YorkTimes over the last several weeks about the relative risks and rewards of Yoga practice. I believe the articles, and the often sensationalist headlines or narrow perspective from which they have been written, do little to help those who may be seeking to understand how or if Yoga may be their way to re…Read More

  10. Remembering Your Way to Wellness and Peace

    The following short article is from my Winter Yoga Class annoncement. It is, as are so many of my posts, a simple invitation to remember to rmemeber our practice of self care on the way to wellness and peace. Our practice is what has the power to transform, moment by moment our days and our live. The practices of Yoga and meditation are remarkable in how they can change the experience in our mind…Read More