Yesterday I wrote a blog post about the tragedy at the Cincinnati zoo. What I noticed was how difficult the situation was for people to handle emotionally. There were so many heavy and difficult feelings floating around. So I started to wonder: are we prepared to feel all of this? I am a yoga […]
I’d like to take a moment to talk about the gorilla at the Cincinnati zoo. Was it the mom’s fault? Was it the zoo’s fault? Was it the gorilla’s fault? You may not agree, but here’s the thing. It was no one’s fault.Before reacting to this issue, I decided I would do my research.Actually, before […]
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Do you know that feeling you get, when it’s a beautiful day and so you go somewhere to be in nature? And you are sitting there in the calm breeze and gazing at your favorite mountain, or lake, or river or tree filled mossy patch … and something comes over you … It’s subtle […]
Virabhadrasana, or the warrior series of poses are great for strengthening and increasing flexibility in the hips and legs. More importantly the warrior poses help to connect us to the qualities of the warrior; like strength, focus, skill, courage and perseverance. Start with half warrior: Come into the table position on your hands and […]
I was once given a teaching in a dream that helped me understand the distinction between the permanent and the impermanent. The understanding of this dream enabled me to embrace life as it is. It showed me that all of life is transient, and I can be free to enjoy the ups in life without […]
The antidote to the victim* mentality is conscious choice. Before you read this article any further, stop for a second and notice how those words made you feel. Did you choose those feelings or did they happen on their own? Noticing where and how feelings and emotions arise in us can be the key to […]
Ever since childhood I have dreamed of swimming with dolphins. During my first retreat on the Big Island in Hawaii, I had the chance to snorkel near them in a local bay. Seeing wild dolphins up close was a life long dream fulfilled. On my first day of snorkelling, the dolphins arrived; […]