Quite rapidly the weather has changed. Literally over night, the evening temperatures are down to the 40's and our daytime highs are in the upper 50's. Time to break out the warm clothes and cuddle. It is also time to practice being in the present moment. We can dwell in the place of wanting the [...]
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Keep Peace in your Heart Treat others like you would want to be treated Surround those around you with love and send that love to those far away. The Foot Wrap Comfort, cozy, grounding. Poses Fish Pose Props: blankets or bolster, depending upon the amount of opening you desire. Neck roll, eye pillow. Benefits:stretches the chest [...]
Last week, I shared with each of you an abundance of yoga philosophy in the shape of the Yamas and Niyamas. I realized that implementing and practicing these virtues can be overwhelming. Maybe it is best to target one that you want to work on in your life for awhile. Practicing with one concept at [...]
September 11, 2001 "We will not forget" but will we forgive? I didn't lose anyone close to me in that horrible day and weeks, months afterward, so maybe it is easier for me to pose that question of forgiveness. The visit to Ground Zero was one of the most intense moments that I've had, as [...]
What a wonderful feeling to return to the practice of restorative. It felt like coming home to the teachings of this practice and a homecoming itself as each of the students returned. What does it really mean to you to come home? In the yogic perspective, it may be that bliss state of Samadhi. The [...]
Gary Kraftsow Presentation What a two week whirlwind I've had. I started off at SYTAR (Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research) in Reston, VA for 4 days followed by a short hiatus to Mt. Vernon and then onto Yogaville to assist my teacher, Nischala Joy Devi, with her Healing Relationship course. My experience [...]
I don't think in my own case, there is a straight trajectory to becoming still. For me, it is a series of fits and starts and just as I think I got it, I don't have it. But each and every time that I touch the stillness (which I believe is my true essence, akin [...]
I have been practicing a meditation to release negative energies that have been part of this lifetime as well as other lifetimes. The first few days of the meditation this week reminded me of the first few days of a detox (see a much earlier blog). I was easily triggered, short of patience, forgetful, lost, [...]
Looking at my last post and realizing that over a full month has gone by. Much has happened my friends in the past month. The trip to Italy happened with the tune of "I want to go back" and happily Moyo and Kyra (our guides for the retreat) have booked it for 2020. Much more [...]
I'm immersing myself in language comprehension, speed style. With 3 days to go until my yoga retreat to Gubbio, Italy, I've got to work hard. But even if I don't know what I am saying or comprehend what is being said to me, I really like my attempts at the Italian accent. I think it [...]