Category Archive: Relationships

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

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

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

Four Ways To Cultivate Inner Peacefulness: Vrittis, Part 4

Over the last few months we’ve been covering yoga philosophy regarding the topic of the vrittis. Vrittis are the flows (or fluctuations) of consciousness as they move through the mind. In their agitated… Continue reading

A Conversation on Yoga: How Yoga Helps You Live Your Best Life

I was blessed to be interviewed for a brand new podcast called the Yoga Frequency. As per their website, “The Yoga Frequency is a yoga-centric podcast dedicated to shining light on extraordinary individuals spreading positive energy… Continue reading