October 9, 2017

I have heard the word peanuts used to describe a small amount of something, a trifling sum of money, or an insignificant person. Peanuts in this story will have the opposite meaning. 

I recently met an Indian man named Dharnaveer, and by all standards, he has experien...

October 9, 2017

The most unlikely of circumstances can occur when a young woman from England decides she will leave her family and all of her material possessions and move to India. At twenty two years of age, this truth-seeking woman found a guru near the sacred Ganga River and never...

November 8, 2016

It is dawn in Varanasi. The sounds of singing bowls and chanting are off in the distance. A woman in torn clothes slouches down while sitting in a weaken state on top of a giant stone. Flies rest in the corner of her eyes as she elevates to lock her cold gaze on me. Sh...

April 25, 2016

 

Yes, emotions can make us feel a little crazy at times! 

 

Emotions can be directly linked with physical pain, but many of us don't understand how this process occurs. Emotional reactions, whether inward or outward in nature, are stored in our bodies on some level. Supp...

April 25, 2016

 

There is a common question among most students; how far is too far? People are uncertain about how to find their edge in a yoga practice and when to back off. There is a simple answer to this question. The answer is your breath. Breath is one of the best ways to gauge...

December 14, 2015

Have you ever noticed that some people just exude a certain strength and openness? There is a kind of magnetic quality that you can sense and, on some glorious occasions, you might even notice it within yourself. This powerful feeling can be described as presence. The...

December 14, 2015

 

Do you ever find yourself in a yoga class trying to squeeze out every last drop of energy you have because you are craving that BIG release? This may seem like an exciting scenario and it sounds like a powerful thing to do. Unfortunately, this is the process of overlo...

April 1, 2015

 Why is it difficult to smile in a confusing or challenging situation? We work so hard attempting to avoid discomfort and maintain control. The outcome is a barrage of feelings that are less than desirable. Yet, we still work at holding an imaginary authority over life...

November 17, 2014

I once was told that indigenous tribes that walk across the ground barefoot are very connected to the inner vibrations of mother earth. I assume the flesh to soil connection creates a link between human and nature. As a yoga teacher, I find myself without shoes more of...

October 1, 2014

Could any action derived from fear be an act of violence? Is it possible that people around you felt harmed by limiting your outlook to worry and expectation? The practice of Ahimsa is refraining from inflicting harm and creating acts of compassion and kindness. Worryi...

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