Category Archive: Pranayama & Meditation

A Conversation On Loss, Grief & Trauma

For me, yoga was the tool that introduced me to my own stunning inner world. It is a world rich with joy, gratitude and love. But those feelings were eclipsed by the emotion of pain, loss,… 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

The Trauma Survivors Guide to Yoga: Coming Back to the Present

Most survivors of trauma are in some way disconnected from the present moment. In an effort to cope with the massive pain and terror they’ve experienced, they shut down. Chronic or overwhelming distress… Continue reading

Yoga For Traveling

Summer is high-travel season. All the sitting in cramped seats, the stress of making connections and going through TSA, and the less-than-ideal food choices can really do a number on us. Extra waiting in… 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

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

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

The Meaning of Om & How Mantra Can Help Make Lasting Change

Just as you have repetitive movement patterns—always brushing your teeth with your dominant hand, say—you also have repetitive mental patterns. Whether from stored emotion, old memory or inherited family beliefs, conditioned, repetitive thinking leaves an impression on every… Continue reading

Yoga Butt to Enlightenment

Yoga butt. Yes, we all want one. It’s not the main reason to practice, but let’s not fool ourselves, we all want a little bit of a workout in yoga class. If yoga lifts… Continue reading