Category Archive: Mindfulness

Five Hacks For Living A Happier Life

A happy life is found by embracing yourself —your scars, experiences, body, talents and abilities. So often you’re pulled out of joy by self-judgement and an unwillingness to accept the ups and downs of life. While some people… Continue reading

Understanding & Working With Emotion: A User’s Guide

For the first six months of my yoga practice, every time I held the yoga pose Upward Bow I would cry. Tears would well up and seep out, and I had no idea why.… Continue reading

Meditation on Noticing the Inner Body

The longer you practice yoga, the more intimate your relationship with yourself becomes. A part of that intimacy is noticing the depth and richness of your presence. On a subtle level this speaks to… Continue reading

Knowledge & Love of Self: Yoga For Happiness & Contentment

The way common birds flit around and sing to each other always reminds me how we’re all connected. Hearing birds sing, especially sparrows and finches, helps me know I’m not alone. The birds of prey: hawks,… Continue reading

Meditation to Establish a Steady Inner Connection

The first mention of yoga asana in the historic record gave none of the postures we practice today. Patanjali’s yoga sutras, however, gave asana as one of the eight limbs of the practice. It also defined… Continue reading

The Trauma Survivors Guide to Yoga: Understanding Your Nervous System

I came to yoga in a state of spiritual crisis. I didn’t have the understanding or the language to call it that twenty years ago; then, I was just angry. I didn’t know quite how full of rage I was, or that buried… Continue reading

Cultivating Joy & Finding Your Way: A Heart-Opening Practice For Advanced Beginners & Up

It’s important to periodically check in with where you are in life, to see if you’re on track with where you want to be, and to recognize when or where you’re out of alignment. This… Continue reading

Meditation For Healing & Wholeness

True health comes from a feeling of wholeness. In yoga, we would call it union. So often, though, we disconnect with ourselves because we are busy or distracted. Or because we are hurting and… Continue reading

The Path to Health & Wholeness

The knock at the door had come right in the middle of my yoga practice. I didn’t want to stop, but there it was again, that annoying tapping. So I left my mat… Continue reading

Meditation: Listening Into The Silence

In the noise of today’s busy world, the art of listening is a skill that can bring mindfulness and presence to all that you do. In this meditation learn three different listening skills… Continue reading