Category Archive: Mindfulness

The Real Yoga —It’s About Staying Right Here

He had this overwhelming aroma. Not smelly, or BO or anything, but a powerful rose scent. I found it an odd contrast to smell something so light and delicate emanating from a tall,… Continue reading

Cultivating Sustainable Joy (Even When Sh*t Hits the Fan)

There’s a saying: Energy flows where attention goes. In yoga, we use our drishti —where we focus our eyes— to encourage a calm, clear mind. Off the mat, though, we continue this focus… Continue reading

Cultivating Calm in a Chaotic World

The mind has a habit of playing itself out in loops. Endless loops. They might be old (and limiting) belief systems or obsessive, busy thoughts about what could or should be. Regardless, they… Continue reading

How to Breathe in Yoga

It’s no secret that breathing is fundamental to any yoga practice. In fact, one whole limb of yoga (there are 8 total) is dedicated to the art of working with our breath to… Continue reading

Three Tools to Restore Peace During Times of Distress

In light of current events —the tragedy in Las Vegas, the ongoing trauma in Puerto Rico, and so many others— I find myself feeling heartbroken and full of grief. During times of distress, one of… Continue reading

Starting A Home Yoga Practice: 3 Keys To Getting On Your Mat

There are many benefits to practicing yoga at home. You can hold postures longer if your body needs more time to relax. You can crank whatever music you like, or practice in utter… Continue reading

Clarity, Consciousness & Breath: All Levels Yoga Practice

One of the highest intentions of yoga is to bring the mind to clarity. With a calm mind we can focus on the presence of Spirit within and live a more peaceful and less reactive life.… Continue reading

Five Ways To Be UNhappy

No, you didn’t read that wrong! There are lists everywhere telling us how to be happier, and this article is meant as a push back against those listicles that show us how to hack… Continue reading

Mind, Body & Ego: How To Live With Sensitivity In A Sensory World

Editor’s note: this article was originally published in 2015, but has been revised, edited and brought out of the archives…   I was lying in the dirt, my face pressed into the ground, bawling.… Continue reading

Meditation: Watching Your Mind to Create Calm

When we find ourselves taxed and tired, the normal human tendency is to check out and distract ourselves further. Instead of becoming present and calm, we become more tired and frazzled. In this meditation,… Continue reading