Yoga philosophy teaches us that two of the primary sources of suffering are attachment -- clinging too tightly to things we want, like or love -- and aversion -- recoiling from or avoiding things we don't. The problem with clinging to things we dig is that they won't last, and then we will inevitably suffer.
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Sometimes life gets in the way of our best intentions and commitments. A few months ago I committed to blogging weekly or so about all manner of things yoga and meditation designed to help you, and me, live our best lives. And then, well, life happened. See, when I'm not teaching yoga and meditation, writing,
Fascia. Do you know what it is and what it does and what you need to do to keep it healthy? I had never heard of fascia before my first yoga teacher training program. Turns out, it's critically important to our mobility and overall health. The word fascia means “band” or “bundle” in Latin. Similar
We hear so much in the yoga world and beyond about self-care these days. About how it’s important to put our own proverbial oxygen masks on first so that we have the resources to then care for others. But there’s a countervailing ethos that posits it’s simply selfishness disguised to spend time and resources on
As Halloween creeps near, courageous peeps from all over the world will embark on the Scare Your Soul Challenge this weekend, October 27, 28 and 29. There’s time to join in this movement of taking small steps of courage to step outside your comfort zone, to increase your resilience, to propel growth, and to enhance
We are social beings. We are simply wired to look for connection and relationships. Most of the time, this is a wonderful thing that feeds our souls. Sometimes, though, we can lose ourselves a little (or a lot) by seeking approval from others. You may have heard the phrase “happiness is an inside job.” In
Today I am 46. And I’m thrilled to be where I am. Yes, I have moments of looking at younger yoga teachers and students and thinking “damn, they look good!” But I honestly would not trade being in my mid-40s for anything. To state the obvious, our culture worships the young. Just look at the
I've been stepping out of my comfort zone lately. Blogging more frequently, posting on Instagram and other social media outlets -- even creating my first video blog, or vlog. I'm really putting myself out there, as they say. It's gotten me thinking about why, and how, we step out of our comfort zones -- those
Students tell me all the time, “I know meditation would be so good for me, but I just can’t do it.” The problem? They can’t stop their minds from wandering. Newsflash: You don’t need to stop your mind from wandering to reap all of the benefits of meditation. Full stop. It is the nature of
Want to age gracefully? The scientific evidence is overwhelming – mindfulness meditation literally changes our genes and slows down the aging process. When we age, our chromosomes begin to deteriorate. As this happens the ends of the DNA strands, called telomeres, break off and result in shortened chromosomes. As a result, cellular repair and other