10 Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice this Year

  1. Quit doing yoga, and instead FEEL it. Get rid of your notes and file cards that tell you how you should look, feel, be. Tap in to what you’re actually feeling while you’re moving, breathing or meditating. This is not to suggest that study isn’t important, but...

The Guru Within: The Turtle Power of Self-Trust

“To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do, you will sink and drown. Instead, You relax, and float.” ~ Alan Watts Most of us on the path of self-study encounter signposts along the way directing...

Reading List

Buddha’s Brain: The Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom, Dr. Rick Hanson Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Dr. Robert Sapolsky Meditation Made Easy, Lorin Roche A Gradual Awakening, Stephen Levine Start Where You Are, A Guide to Compassionate...

Courage: The Heart of the Matter

Most of us think Courage is synonymous with bravery. In fact, dictionaries often use bravery as the very definition of courage. Historically however, courage derives from the Latin word Cor which means heart. It was the twelfth century French who first coined the term...

Santosha: Root to Rise with the Five B’s

Each month I write an article on one key Yoga concept. This month it’s Santosha which is often equated with contentment. In my article I also link it to the strength it take to “rise up” to create change in the world. Read the full article at Share Yoga...

Truth: We are love

Last month, I discussed the difference between authenticity and truth. Authenticity is “the truth of bearing who you are”, I said. It’s the work of diving deep, peeling off layers to reveal your authentic self, your dharma. Truth is the scalpel that dissects and cuts...

Balance: It’s all about the Swing

From the moment we’re out of the womb, we dance with balance. First it’s our head, then crawling, standing….and soon it’s our checkbooks. It seeps into every aspect of our lives and soon becomes THE ISSUE. Google “Balance” and you find an infinite array of posts...