Food is connected on a deep level to how we nurture and nourish ourselves. Our relationship to food reflects our core beliefs about health and vitality: what we eat, why we eat it, how we eat it, where we eat it. Just look in your refrigerator and cupboards to see the story of your health […]
Spring and Fall and perfect times to cleanse, as we shift season, our internal rhythms also shift allowing us an opportunity to release stored toxins and stagnation. Many factors account for toxins accumulating in the body, including not getting enough sleep and exercise, worry, poor diet, environmental pollutions, medications etc. Benefits of cleansing include: […]
I have just been leading a teacher training in India, sharing yogic techniques to cultivate greater awareness, and balance in all aspects of life. We covered many of the main topics shared in the Bhagavad Gita, including the concept of dharma. In the West there is much misconception around this concept of dharma. Many believe […]
There are two common themes in my life and teaching as I enter 2017: Self-Mastery and Radical Action. By Self-mastery I mean learning how to direct the mind to serve the higher needs of our heart and soul. In this state, one is more connected, present,creative, fulfilled and radiant. By radical action I mean actions that take […]
This is a crazy time of fear and uncertainty. Many of us are caught in the drama of opposing energies and find ourselves drained of vitality and off-center. As yogis, thankfully, we have our practice to turn to, which allows us to disengage from the drama, to release the fear, and to hold a neutral space […]
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When in India the rest of the world fades into a distant memory. It is like the moment in meditation where your awareness expands and the volume on thoughts decreases. They are there but no longer disturbing. The present moment absorbs your attention.
These are the words of the Himalayan master Swami Rama, which pass through my mind every morning and evening as I sit down to meditate. Every meditation for me must start with this ‘sankalpa,’ a commitment to remember my determination – I am more powerful than the patterns of my mind.
Developing a home practice is a key element in the advancement of any serious yoga practitioner. This is a time that you set aside for developing your relationship to all that is YOU: body, mind and spirit. It is a sacred period of renewal. When we commit to a home practice on a daily basis our lives begin to blossom in unimaginable ways. Get ready for the ride of your life!
If you are like me, yoga has deeply impacted your life. You have felt a positive transformation take place because of your practice and dedication to this path. When something powerful happens for us one great desire is to share it. The question becomes “What is the way I can pass on this amazing thing which has happened for me?”