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...

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...

Feeling the Fear and Leaping Anyway

I’ve been reading and re-reading The Heart of Yoga as I prepare my first philosophy workshop. Specifically, I’ve been reading and re-reading about avidya, misperception, or misreading a situation. Teacher TKV Desikachar writes that we can’t really...

Stepping out of last year's story

I keep seeing stories on wellness and yogi websites about the importance of dropping stories. I’ve said it myself in class. And while it’s what we all want, it’s really hard to actually do. Stories are insidious. We bury them deep within ourselves as...

β€œIt is never too late to turn on the light. Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.
When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether its been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades.
The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before.
Its never too late to take a moment to look.”
― Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation

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