What Drew Me Into Yoga Philosophy

I bought my first book on yoga philosophy, a translation of the yoga sutras of Patanjali How to Know God, around the time of my first yoga class back in 2000. At the time I was practicing kundalini and was longing to understand better why yoga left me feeling so good...

Arriving Here

I know it’s the time of year when we tend to set ambitious resolutions or intentions for how this will be the best year yet. And I’m not discouraging that. I haven’t been feeling that this week. Usually I have a list started, a word I want to focus...

What Mask Do You Wear?

In Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom, yoga teacher Colleen Saidman Yee writes in a line that gets to the raw heart of authenticity: The term Satya means “truthfulness” in Sanskrit. So many of us are lying to ourselves; we’re putting...

Recipe for Sinus Relief

Between the 100-degree heat and the wind, my sinuses have been kicking me today. I stumbled on an aromatherapy recipe suggested for antihistamine relief and paired it with a couple restorative poses for deepening the breath. I can breathe again! Let me know how it...

What Are You Willing to Commit To?

Sometimes a yoga practice or meditation will get hit a nerve in such a targeted way that my inner body squirms. This beautiful meditation posted on Facebook earlier this month from meditation teacher Sally Kempton was spot on so I’m sharing. A beautiful question...