1. Meditation for a Calm Heart

    This Kundalini Yoga practice is adapted from Meditation as Medicine by Dr Dharma Sing Kalsa, Page 218 ****This is presented here for educational purposes only. Don’t hold the breath as described in this (or any Yoga or Meditation  practice if you are or may be pregnant, have high blood pressure, any vascular, heart or other condition or issues in which this would be contraindicated)---as per my…Read More

  2. The Yoga of Gratitude–Appreciating and Creating the LIfe You Love

    “As within, so without. As above, so below” Hermes Trismegistus, author of Hermetic Corpus Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie This is the time of year we here in the United States we take a day to celebrate Thanksgiving, Beyond the specific story behind our holiday this can be an opportunity to celebrate to power of grat…Read More

  3. Overcoming Obsatcles on the the Way—-Discovering Freedom and Joy in Yoga From Inside Out

    When we do not expect anything we can be ourselves. That is our way, to live fully in each moment of time. Shunryu Suzki The aims and goals we bring to Yoga for any of us may differ in so many ways. Weight loss, physical flexibility, strength, help with mental stress or physical pain or other difficulties are common areas of concern. It continues to amaze me how Yoga can help with so many disparat…Read More

  4. Simply Powerful: The Role of Breath in Yoga Practice

    When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. ~Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika Smile, breathe and go slowly. ~Thích Nhất Hạnh Yoga practice is now regarded by many as among the most a powerful disciplines to support our health and well being.At th…Read More

  5. A Heart Centered Breath To Become Calm, Cool and Collected

    This breath practice is adapted from Kundalini Yoga and is a variant of sitali pranayama. Many Yogis believe this practice may help with issues related to the effects of stress, calm anxiety, help mitigate unhelpful cravings and help you in attempting to quit smoking. ***To practice: *Sit in a comfortable position, either cross-legged on the floor or in a chair, spine straight, the shoulders rela…Read More

  6. Finding Ease Amidst the Challenge In Yoga—5 Steps To Channel Your Energies To Deepen Your Practice

    "Wherever you are is the entry point"     Kabir The reasons we begin practicing Yoga are unique to each person and their needs. For many Yoga can be the ultimate relaxation exercise that also helps stretch and strengthen the body for more flexibility. Other seek help for particular physical problems or to complement other exercise activities. How fit or flexible we are, our present state of he…Read More

  7. Resolve to Evolve in 2016

    “Approach it and there is no beginning, follow it and there is no end. You can’t know, but you can be it, at ease in your own life.” Lao Tzu For over 30 years I have felt blessed to have the wonderful practices of Yoga and meditation to support me on my life’s journey. For so much of that time I have been doubly blessed to be able to meet and work each day with like-mi…Read More

  8. “So Hum to Be Happier”—a Simple Mantra Meditation

    In stressful times simple is important and simple and effective ways to bring some peace and calm to life are golden. There are in the practices of Yoga, Bhuddism and other ancient traditions of healing and higher consciousness innumerable ways to utilize meditation or contemplation to bring powerful healthful and transformation effects. At the center of many of these practices are simple man…Read More

  9. Yoga in the Real World—Simple Commitments for Sustainable Peace

    At this time of year for many the only constant in life is the added stress the Holiday season adds to busy lives. For those of us who have some sort of consistent self care practice, be it Yoga, meditation, exercise or and other way we take time for ourselves to create a more balanced and centered life, this season can seem to threaten the gains we have made. I invite you to see this in a differe…Read More

  10. Yoga for Runners—Restoring the Foundations of Pain Free Performance

    Runners, whether they are sprinters or marathoners, look for ways to improve their stride, breathing rate and muscular fitness. One of the techniques that is least invasive and less likely to have dangerous side effects is yoga. The use of yoga for runners is beneficial in a holistic approach. While yoga is a form of exercise, it is gentle enough to provide sustainable energy without requiring the…Read More