Yoga and Emotions

Yoga and Emotions

How is emotional development connected with Surya Namaskar? I saw this question on Quora.com, and felt inspired to answer.  The emotional benefits of any of the yoga forms, including the sun salutation surya namaskar, are that when we have trouble with some of our...
Yoga of Savoring

Yoga of Savoring

What times! Our culture and economy seem to be going through large shifts right now, hopefully breaking up with some old toxic patterns. Locally, many people in my various circles are going through their changes as well: moving, business and relationship shifts,...
Prayer for Agnostics

Prayer for Agnostics

I heard a song my incredibly talented friend in an Instagram post: my thoughts become my reality my thoughts become my reality my mind is always thinking better give it something good ’cause my thoughts become my reality ~Adey Bell I was not raised to believe in...
Freedom = Willingness to Feel

Freedom = Willingness to Feel

With bright, shining eyes, he approached and shared with me his experience from the class. He said that because of his chronic pain, yoga had been really hard for him.  Today, he didn’t push himself, and held back from the harder poses.  Today, instead of...
Embody Gratitude

Embody Gratitude

When the smoke cleared from the California fires, I deeply felt gratitude for clean air – for a few weeks. I felt enormous gratitude for firefighters and their huge sacrifices for a few weeks. Then, back to normal. On Thanksgiving I always reflect on what...