It would be an amazing experiment to witness the changes this Yang energy creates every day. For instance, if you were to scoop up some soil from the ground today, and then every day until say May 1, it would be remarkable to observe the it metamorphoses from contracted, dense, dry, and brittle earth into moist, malleable, fragrant dirt; pulsating with insects and juicy vegetation of all kinds.Read More
The Yogalicious Blog
Most often, it is easier to stay focused on our disappointment, on what we missed or what we might miss. What we could have had, what we could have done. What we should have, or should be doing. You know: that whole FOMO thing -- Fear of Missing Out. Or FOBO -- Fear of a Better Option. All day long, we mentally pull ourselves out of the present, away from where we are. It's exhausting and joy robbing to be somewhere other than where we actually are. It's also depleting to try to do it all; it lowers the quality of everything we are squeezing in.Read More
This past September, I went to an amazing music festival in Asbury Park: The Sea, Hear, Now Festival. I reveled in two longs days with some old and new favorite musicians - Ben Harper, G. Love and Special Sauce, Longhorne Slim, The Original Wailers, English Beat, Blondie, and many more. I was in heaven!Read More
Research has shown that Metta Meditation Increases Positive Emotions & Decreases Negative Emotions.
In a landmark study, Barbara Frederickson and her colleagues (Fredrickson, Cohn, Coffey, Pek, & Finkel, 2008) found that practicing seven weeks of lovingkindness meditation increased love, joy, contentment, gratitude, pride, hope, interest, amusement, and awe.Read More
Join me at the beautiful Omega Institute for a three-day yoga and nature retreat and return to your daily life feeling more calm, clear and open.
May 31st - June 2nd 2019 | Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY
I am so excited to be leading my premier three-day retreat at Omega. I have been teaching yoga annually at Omega since 1998 during Pema Chodron's retreats. For 20 years I have soaked up the healing energy of Omega's lush woodlands and beautiful gardens, savored nourishing meals, relaxed in hammocks, delighted in meeting new friends, received deeply healing bodywork, and felt embraced by the mindful welcoming community.Read More
Throughout my childhood and 20's I learned to endure his need for complete control. I bore his incessant irritability and shielded myself from his frequent bursts of anger. And, even while enduring him, I craved his approval and attention. I longed to feel more ease and love with him and around him, and of course within myself. In fact, it was this profound desire for peace and connection that fueled my journey deeper and deeper into the path of yoga.Read More
Most of us live a step (or many steps) in front of our bodies. We are in constant mental motion, sequestered in our heads. We tend to forget there is support underneath us; that we belong on the earth, in our bodies, with our breath.Read More
Change, self-initiated or not, moves us through a transition zone which creates a sense of groundlessness. The scary in-between state of letting to go of what we’ve always known and/or done to allow for something new (a new habit, pattern, way of thinking or acting) to emerge. It’s like being in flight between trapeze bars. It takes skill, dedication, and courage to relax and trust into this groundless state.Read More