Sacred Sound Current - Part II
Among the many wonderful blessings of mantra, including upliftment, healing and protection, one of the most beautiful experiences is the way mantras can connect you with a particular guardian...
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The voice within is an elusive voice, shy and reluctant to come into the open. Sometimes trying to hear it feels like chasing a mirage, listening for something that isn’t there. You may hear...
Senses of the Soul IV
Self-esteem is the window through which you see yourself in relation to everything. Through your perceived value, you judge what you think you deserve and expect, which creates...
Yoga Revelation 3
Yoga has officially hit the mainstream. Everywhere you look it seems there is a plethora of new styles of yoga from which to choose. While it is fun, challenging and wise to experience...
Sacred Sound Current - Part I
Mantra means "projection of the mind." In the book Raja Yoga, Swami Vivekananda spoke about how the entire universe is made up of mind waves or vibration. Through the technology of sound...
Journaling for Mindfulness
When I first started practicing yoga, I had to learn how to set a strong foundation in each pose, otherwise I’d flail and flounder, tipping one way, then another, unable to...
Senses of the Soul III
Anger is one of Nature’s ways of keeping you safe —yogically speaking, anger (agni) is the fire element that converts food into energy. Anger isn’t good or bad, it’s all in how you use it.
Yoga Revelation 2
When you are a child, it’s easy to dream big about what you might accomplish someday. It doesn’t cross the beginner’s mind to dwell on the necessary efforts, or fear of possible failure...
From Victim to Victory
Over the years, I have tried many techniques to shield, cleanse, release and protect myself against unwanted energies. I realized I was making the world my enemy, intensely judging...
The Path to Inner Peace
Having forgotten to bring his usual background music, our yoga teacher decides to use the CD that happens to be in the player. “Surya Namaskar A,” he instructs. Soft sounds of nature flow from the...
The Possibilities of Journaling
The process of writing, like the process of asanas, lets you connect with an invisible source of energy that supports your efforts. Your journal, like your yoga mat, is a tool of self-awareness...
Senses of the Soul - II
Everyone wants to be comfortable, safe and happy. Yet many people spend time struggling with worry, anxiety and uncertainty. These emotions are all forms of fear, which create stress.
Yoga Revelation I
The strength and flexibility that physically emerges from a yoga practice transcends the body to encompass the mind and spirit. A great way to develop this self-awareness is...
The Blessing of Change
“What do I do now?” Whether it is unexpected job changes, ending a relationship, or simply embarking on a new journey, everyone faces the unknown at some point.
Learn More Than Moves
The practice of yoga changes your life. Being a teacher of yoga, I've been graciously blessed to witness the powerful shifts that emerge over time...
Cooking with Intention
What makes food comforting? Nurturing yourself after a long day with a well-prepared meal brings comfort to yourself and joy to those partaking in it.
A Mother's Prayer
In the realm of cosmic lessons, nothing more clearly teaches, “You’re not the doer” quite like motherhood. You can instill values, set schedules, pack the lunches and kiss boo-boos,
11.11.11 - Aquarian Shift
"We enter the Age of Aquarius on Nov. 11, 2011. It will be a new time, [as] the entire psyche is changing.You must purify the mind, body and soul to be real, innocent and sattvic (pure). Elevate...
Meditation for Beginners
Meditation is a time-tested tool for stress reduction, calming the mind, gaining clarity and increasing intuition and concentration. Growing up, I saw my father meditate daily and heard his advice...
A Forgiveness Meditation
Life presents opportunities to forgive others, as well as yourself, for mistakes made in the past. Everyone has been hurt by others. Maybe a teacher criticized you at a sensitive time in your life.
Kirtan Kriya Meditation
Supernova: In the explosive death of a star, new life becomes possible. It is only because of this annihilation that our planet, elements and life forms exist at all.
Developing Your Intuition
My first yoga instructor taught me that you can’t hold fear in your body and breathe long and deep at the same time. When someone asks me how to develop their intuition, I tell them to breathe.
Own Your Passions
The first step in manifesting your dream is commitment. Pick up your dream with both hands, try it on for size, fall in love with it and know that you can stick with it through thick and thin.
Relax with Savasana
One of my favorite yoga postures is savasana, or corpse pose. This exercise requires you to lie still, breathe, and go into a meditative state. It’s basically a mini-nap, and how cool...
Discovering Nature's Messages
Wandering is often associated with being lost or confused, when in reality it can be a time of great learning. In Jewish history, the Jews wandered for 40 years until they were ready to enter...
The Lightness of Being
Not long ago, I came across a story about an 85-year old man in India who had not taken food or water for 70 years. He tells of meeting a holy man who put him into a state of bliss...
Inspect Before You React
Wise sages have said that to be truly free, you have to be “dead to this life.” How does that work? How can you die while still alive?
Clarify for Contentment
Sit down in a quiet place and tune into yourself, specifically bringing your attention to the stress in your life. Notice how it makes you feel and ask yourself. . .
A Yogi's Perspective on Death
It is said that in order to live fully, you must know how to die. Your entire life is a living preparation for death.
And What is Kundalini, Anyway?
People are often afraid to try yoga, and no wonder. Yoga magazines and books are filled with images of rubber-bodied yogis in acrobatic twists...
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