1. How Stress Hurts, How Yoga Can Help

    “Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun.”  Mr. B. K. S. Iyengar, founder of Iyengar Yoga,(1) At this time of year, many of us are coming back to our “normal lives”; re-establishing our social school and working lives. With all that competes for our time and attention, it is eas…Read More

  2. New Perspectives: The Yoga of Wiser Choices, Less Stress and Better Lives****

    “Do you have the patience to wait Till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving Till the right action arises by itself?” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching(1) In work and play it may often seems success, victory and even happiness is gained by having won advantages over adversaries and colleagues alike. The individual self(ego), in opposition to some “other entity”, is alway…Read More

  3. Wiser Ways Toward Wellness: The Yoga of Caring For Ourselves Across the Seasons of Life

    We are in a continual healing cycle. We are such perfect machines, that our body and mind are healing as we breath and as our hearts beat. While we sleep, our bodies are free to do their job. Most of the time, though, the healing process needs our conscious help. In order to keep our bodies and minds operating in their top form, we need to do a lot of work ourselves.(1)                   …Read More

  4. Chandra-Bhedana Pranayama—Cultivating Calm and Awakening the Intuitive Self

    In the previous article/post, Yoga, Equanimity and the infinite Power of Awareness we discussed re-gaining a sense of Equanimity within that can help us develop the faculty of awareness that is at the center of healing. These are not concepts and philosophical notions but can be to be the outcomes of skillful Yoga practice. For so many of us with busy lives, beginning the process from being stres…Read More

  5. Yoga, Equanimity and The Infinite Power of Awareness

    In the pure light of awareness, our little fears and illusions and limitations dissolve, and we realize that life is not confined to the body, that consciousness is infinite. We are infinite. We can taste the timeless peace and bliss that isn’t dependent on the condition of our body or the world.  From the Transcendence website (1) Here we have operated over the years from the premise that th…Read More

  6. Keep It Growing–Yoga for the Rest of Your Life

    "The Only Constant is Change"         Common traditional Buddhist Axiom, One of the most amazing aspects of a vital Yoga and meditation practice is realizing its ability to evolve to serve our needs and goals throughout the lifespan. As our needs change with age or other circumstances, so may what we do to meet them. Over the last few years the discipline of Yoga itself has changed beyond imag…Read More

  7. Resolve to Be Resilient in 2018–5 Hints to Creating the Habits that Heal

     “Loving ourselves calls us to give up the illusion that we can control everything and focuses us on building our inner resource of resilience.” ― Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection(1) The practices of Yoga and meditation are tried and true in their benefits to our health and well-being. We can find research to validate this statement across many the many dimensions…Read More

  8. Resolve to Grow in 2018, with Compassion at Your Center

    Compassion is the finest weapon and best defense. If you would establish harmony, Compassion must surround you like a fortress. ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, verse 68 No matter our specific motivations or particular needs at any one time, growth into wholeness is the essence and highest possibility of Yoga. Each new year affords us and opportunity for reflection on how we are doing on our path. This …Read More

  9. Mindful Motion–Walking Meditation Practice

    In colder weather a leisurely walk may be the last thing on your mind. Still, taking that time for yourself to flex your meditation muscles is a great idea and can be done anywhere. The focus here is on mindful awareness, not exercise or intense concentration. Below is a simple Walking Meditation practice for the New Year that can help you integrate the experiences and insights of your yoga practi…Read More

  10. Gratitude and Grace—Giving Thanks for Everything?!?

    "Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond."  Rumi  13th century Persian poet Yogis, meditation practitioners and travelers along the path toward healing of self have likely explored the concept of and practice of gratitude along they way. At this time of year especially much is written about the importance of having or practicing gratitude. One particular…Read More