Do you have trouble sitting still sometimes? Modern life is super busy with a seemingly endless list of tasks, commitments, priorities, and responsibilities. The breakneck speed of technological development and the rushed pace of urban life create the perfect storm. In summation, many of us are currently more productive—and more stressed out—than ever. The human mind entertains… Continue reading 5 Dynamic Meditations for Busy People
The majority of my yoga classes take place on a wooden platform jutting out over the shoreline, with a majestic view of the lake and the three volcanoes along the southern shore. (Shout out to Hostel del Lago in San Marcos La Laguna!) In just about every practice I’ve led this year, I’ve been including pranayama and… Continue reading Become an Indestructible Warrior of Love
Originally published on elephant journal. “Yoga is the mere or sheer participation in the wonder of Life as it is already perfectly given.” ~ Mark Whitwell, Yoga of Heart The word “yoga” has become popular, mainstream and confused. The question for today is: are we practicing actual yoga? Or are we making our yoga yet… Continue reading What Yoga Isn’t.
Mindfulness is more than awareness of the present and “letting go of the past and future”—it’s a daily practice that helps us develop loving kindness and compassion, as well as equanimity, patience and focus. When we think of “meditation,” we often visualize a person sitting in lotus position with their fingers perched on their knees… Continue reading Mindfulness for Beginners: Anchoring to the Present Moment
Yoga helps students of all ages increase strength, flexibility, coordination, posture and endurance. It also improves concentration and can have a calming effect.
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~Confucius Life is paradoxical, yet simple. The two wings of the bird are needed for her to fly high and glide with grace. With just one, she won’t… Continue reading Everyday Enlightenment: Mindfulness + Compassionate Action