Senses of the Soul - IV
Human beings naturally prefer the light over the dark, including in your emotions. You want everything to work out and to live “happily ever after.” But to believe life can be all up with no down is...
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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...
Maintain Mental Prowess
One of the myths of aging is the inevitability of losing your mental prowess. The good news is that there are there are a variety of things you can do to create a long-term positive effect on...
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.
Meditation for Beginners
Feeling scattered mentally creates an inner world of chaos and prevents peace. I often hear from my yoga students and friends that they need to get focused and clear.
3 Tips to Defy Age
To a large degree, you can control how quickly—or slowly—your body ages. Whether you are 17 or 71, you choose what happens to your body by how you think, live and react to stress.
Sacred Journey of the Heart
The Aquarian shift that began in 2011 is carrying us from a mind-centered society to a heart-felt world. If we all were simply in a state of being love, everyone would have all the love they need.
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...
Senses of the Soul - I
Happiness depends on feeling good. Your well-being requires peaceful thoughts and flourishing emotions. Yogis know that every thought generates a feeling. That’s a lot of emotions!
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.
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 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...
Mantra as Medicine
Humanity today enjoys great technological ability that could be used to solve world problems. However, many people are full of fear during these times.
Inspire Healthy Habits
Inspiring those you love to eat healthy foods can be challenging. Children can be resistant to trying new things, particularly veggies or multi-ingredient recipes.
Get Into the Yoga Zone
Do you sometimes have a hard time relaxing in your yoga class? Is it hard for you to walk away from the stress of your day and leave it all behind? Do you want to get all the benefits of yoga?
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...
What would it take to be a super-hero – in other words unflappable and unstoppable? Wouldn’t it be great to be unbeatable and undefeatable, never losing control in real life?
A picture is worth a thousand words, right? But did you know that you can improve the quality of your life just by taking control of some of the visual stimuli that constantly surrounds you?
Charge Your Yoga Practice
As we approach this holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in all the activity and lose focus both on and off the yoga mat. My yoga instructor must have caught on to this...
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