Tag Archive: mindfulness

Clarity, Consciousness & Breath: All Levels Yoga Practice

One of the highest intentions of yoga is to bring the mind to clarity. With a calm mind we can focus on the presence of Spirit within and live a more peaceful and less reactive life.… Continue reading

Meditation: Watching Your Mind to Create Calm

When we find ourselves taxed and tired, the normal human tendency is to check out and distract ourselves further. Instead of becoming present and calm, we become more tired and frazzled. In this meditation,… Continue reading

Learning to Fail: What Every Yoga Teacher Wish You Knew

Yoga is meant to push us up against our rough and uncomfortable edges. Physically, we stretch tight muscles and learn to move towards the intensity, rather than away from it. Holding presence while staying on that… Continue reading

Minute Meditation: Safety & Inner Peace

For this holiday season, I want to give you a gem of a tool to be used almost anywhere. This little meditation is only one minute long, but will help you find peace

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

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

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

Finding The Sacred In The Mundane: Gentle, All Levels Forward Folds

The spiritual aspects of yoga are those that go beyond the physical form. As humans, we are always at the crossroads of the physical and the spiritual, because we are simultaneously bodies, and more than… Continue reading

Living Life Inside A Whirlpool: Vrittis, part 1

You know that saying “misery loves company”? The vrittis can be kind of like that. They’re power is magnetic, pulling you back into a churning state of agitation. It’s the kind of power that is… Continue reading