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 30, 2014

Beauty is found through expression. True beauty is what you share and not about how you look. Many people can be beautiful aesthetically and you can even pay someone to make you “beautiful” aesthetically. You cannot pay anyone to beautify your expression. Is it too out...

April 25, 2014

It is healthy to soften our judgment. Softening judgment creates just enough wiggle room for the possibility to see the true nature of something or someone. We should avoid destroying any natural part of our thought process by eliminating opinions. There is a wonderful...

April 25, 2014

A way of accessing the mind and bringing awareness to negative thoughts and behaviors is through a physical practice. A pattern of unhealthy emotions over a long period of time does not mean it is inherently your state of being. You can use the asana (physical practice...

April 25, 2014

Stress is not something to eliminate from your practice. Pressure and resistance (stress) can be used for dynamic movements and can be the gateway to find a greater opening in the body. Move away from trying to destroy or control any natural part of yourself. Instead,...

April 25, 2014

During my early elementary school years, I was sent to speech therapy with a teacher named Ms. Peggy. Small details to this day are still very clear in my mind. I still remember the fascinating array of bracelets looped around my teacher's thin wrists and the potency o...

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