Tag Archive: live in the moment

Finding Balance & Flow During Change: Yoga Practice For Advanced Beginners and Up

Two days after the presidential election here in the US, we find ourselves in a state of radical change. Though change is something we all wanted, how we each envision arriving there is radically different.… 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

What I learned at 12,000 Feet

We left the parking lot in the near-dark of 6 a.m. Our packs were light; just a small rack of gear, a 30 meter rope, our harnesses, jackets, and some food and water between the… Continue reading

Is Your Yoga Practice Making You Out of Balance?

BKS Iyengar said, “In every pose there should be repose.” Relaxation, I’ll admit, is something that doesn’t come easily to me. It’s so easy to “do” and so challenging to simply “be.” With… Continue reading

Three Yoga Practices to Ease Anxiety & Stress

There are two things I know about stress and anxiety. 1.) There is nothing wrong with us for feeling it and 2.) Everyone feels it. Stress, by definition, is mental and/or emotional strain… Continue reading

The Paradox of Empty Space: A Journey to Freedom

Cemented white dunes undulate into the horizon, their tops dotted with twisted junipers and wind-blown pinyons. Terra cotta slots begin as simple gullies, then traverse for miles, criss-crossing as they cut deeper into the… Continue reading

How to Practice Yoga Anywhere

1. Keep a flexible schedule If every minute of every outing is planned, scheduled and booked, we’ll never have time to practice. The spaciousness of free time is what allows us to feel out what… Continue reading

Simple Techniques To Relieve Eye Strain (Part 2)

One of the places that all humans seem to tense against the stresses of life is in the face. We clench our teeth, shorten our breath and pinch our eyes to a state… Continue reading

Tips From The Yogi’s Toolbox

I was lying in bed angry, sad and grumpy.  The more I thought about how I felt, the angry I seemed to get. Frustrated, I laced up my running shoes. Sometimes running can be very… Continue reading

3 Ways to Enjoy the Moment (& Stop Feeling Stressed!)

While our senses are fantastic at helping us enjoy the beauty and wonder of life, they’re also constantly in competition for our attention. Our eyes are bombarded with lights, colors and words. Our… Continue reading