Category Archive: yoga philosophy

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

Dharma & Change: How Yoga Helps You Live Your Dreams

I believe we’re all seekers of Truth. Some of us are better elephant hunters than others, willing to call out the obvious, even if it’s uncomfortable. On the mat, or the meditation cushion,… Continue reading

How To Create Healthy Boundaries

Going home for the holidays can be a joyous time of sharing with friends and family. But it can also trigger old, unhealed wounds and rubber band you back to a former version… Continue reading

How To Successfully Move Mountains

Sometimes I climb mountains. This year I summited three peaks over fourteen thousand feet tall, and that was just one day! It’s always an epic adventure, one that requires extensive planning, detailed map reading… Continue reading

Discomfort & Perfection: The Crossroads Of A Seeker

The Perfectionists I played soccer. Once. When I was four years old. At the end of the game I was crying—near hysterically—because I didn’t score a goal and we didn’t win the game. I hated… Continue reading

Why I Stopped Cleaning My Yoga Space (And You Should Too)

Before you get your hanky pankies up in a bunch and start spraying about saucha, hear me out. I have a little problem. One I’ve known about, but couldn’t get to the bottom of, until… Continue reading

The Burning Desire For Wholeness: Finding Peace Through Yoga

Most of us live like we have 275 tabs simultaneously open on our mental browser. None of them are actually important, it’s just a frantic, agitated circle of being busy. It can be the consequences… Continue reading

When Buddhism In Business Is A Bad Idea

I’m no expert on Buddhism. I’m not even a novice. In fact, the only practice I have that comes out of the tradition is one of today’s greatest buzzwords: Mindfulness. Mindfulness: Yes Mindfulness… Continue reading

Lasting Health & Happiness: An Unbreakable Link

Originally, this article was published in May of 2013. The topic, however, is so relevant that I wanted to update, revise and re-publish it. If you’ve read this before, you’ll find some new… Continue reading

Darkness, Dedication, Digging In: Yoga’s Dynamic Action Of Balance

Houses of Light As we approach the shortest and darkest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, we often long for the return of the light. Everywhere, houses are adorned with lights. Lights… Continue reading