Category: Shift in Perspective

Listening to Noise

Yogah cittavrttti nirodhah “Yoga is the cessation of the movements in the consciousness.” Yoga Sutra 1.2 translated by B.K.S. Iyengar People often say to me, “I can’t meditate or do yoga because I can’t turn my brain off.” Which is true. You can’t turn…

Verbiage

“Give yourself a little Grace,” said my friend Callie. Callie and I were sitting on the couches at the Y last week talking about our mutual insanity. I was feeling tired and depressed. She was feeling pregnant. I’d had a difficult week. I hadn’t…

It’s All About Me . . . Sort Of . . . Not Really

Every now and again I bump up against the notion that my spiritual practice should not be for or about me. I bristle at this idea because I have been taught that self-care is essential and comes first. How can I help others if…

How to Build Core Strength

While teaching a private yoga lesson last week, I was paid a compliment I never thought I’d hear, “You have one of the strongest cores I’ve seen. I want to know what you do to strengthen your core.” Truth is, because my abs are…

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