Come join me to align with nature and savor winter’s gifts as you let go, and kindle your inner glow. In the cold months, the earth stops producing and replenishes its energy reserves. We, too, need to slow down, turn inward, and recharge.Read More
The Yogalicious Blog
Sometimes our compassion, gratitude, and joy flow easily. Over the past two months I have been filled with gratitude for all the support and love I've received from family and friends as I released my first book. Add to that, the fact that Deep Listening is being so well received and I have pretty ideal conditions to feel warm and loving. And, it's bringing out the 'best' in me... at the moment.Read More
When we practice metta, it affects how we feel toward ourselves. And how we feel toward ourselves affects how we feel about others.
Imagine the way a flower's sweet scent wafts out into the world.Read More
Join me at 8am on Thanksgiving for a short early morning relaxation for gratitude.
We will pause, let the earth hold us, and our breath fill us. Turn inward to greet and welcome ourselves, to offer ourselves a gesture of kindness. We will create a safe space inside, so that we can meet our day, our dear ones, and all others - from a place of calmness, clarity, and compassion.Read More
Many mindfulness teachers point to the Chinese character for listening as an instruction manual for how to listen. The character is made up of brushstrokes that represent several elements: At the top are the signs for ear and eye; the sign for undivided attention sits in the middle; and it’s all held at the bottom by the symbol for heart.Read More
Change is constant. Transition can be hard. Stressful situations will always arise. It's a common coping method to try to make things the way we want them rather than flow with the changes life brings. To try to control the events of our lives.Read More
While the world spins on around us, the earth shifts and the season's change - we can always land in a more centered place inside. Try this simple daily grounding practice I wrote for the NY Times Well Blog to feel more physically, mentally and energetically grounded.Read More
It begins with some harmless flirting, as autumn lures us with brilliant colors, savory air, and delectable harvest treats. But quickly, autumn’s mission accelerates, unleashing more than just awe-striking beauty. Autumn is infused with wind, the energy of movement that is called Vata.
Vata is the "air" element characterized by wind and movement as well as coolness, lightness, and dryness. It is this energy that brings us through the elimination process and aging process overall. In autumn and early winter, it is the dominant energy both around and within us. Vata is the energy needed for change and re-creation. And as the seasons and nature change, so do we. And so should our yoga practice.Read More
I can not believe the time has final come... my book launches Tuesday, October 10! And, while Deep Listening is a culmination my almost 25 year of practice, I can remember my first savasana like it was yesterday.
It was a Monday evening, I was walking home from my marketing job at St. Martin’s Press and I passed a small metal sign affixed to the side of a building, just as I had hundreds of times before. I’d always noticed that sign: it read “Yoga Zone” in a font that used swirly circles for the letters. It was 1994 and there were probably only five yoga studios in all of Manhattan, and this was one of them.Read More