My latest article on Elephant Journal. How our eyes affect our mood. Meditative postures that help ur mood via our eyes. Here’s an excerpt: When our eyes aren’t well, we aren’t well. Burning eyes = burning mood. Tired eyes = tired mood = tired ideas. I’m suggesting the acronym SLATS—Stop Looking At The Screen. May […]
We know this. The ground we stand on might be hardened with cold and appear barren, but underneath is the raging fire of the earth’s heart that is always stoked and healing the planet from the inside. Above, the sky might be all-day-grey, but we know that the clouds are just a layer, a curtain […]
No time to meditate? (Sigh.) Think again, my friend! Here’s how you can work magic in just 1 little minute. No timer is required. Do it anytime, anywhere….when you’re alone in the stairwell, the elevator, stuck in traffic, while the kids are occupied with something besides you….. Eyes closed, unless open feels better. Note […]
What does the practice of Yoga Nidra look like? Yoga Nidra is usually practiced in a supine position (on the back) for at least 20 minutes. The head might be supported by a cushion. The practitioner might appear to be sleeping. The only physical challenge to the practice might be getting the body comfortable […]
In Sanskrit, Yoga Nidra means “Sleep of the Yogi.” As a practice, it’s about learning to fall into deep states of rest without getting sleepy or spacing out. The practice is not something we create, but one of using natural states of mind we are very familiar with. What is this experience like? Here’s one […]
“Do you know a cure for me?” “Why yes,” he said, “I know a cure for everything. Salt water.” “Salt water?” I asked him. “Yes,” he said, “in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.” Isak Dinesen, “The Deluge at Norderney” Tears seem to be a […]
Just do it!! This is your mantra during chaotic situations when you find yourself making rational excuses about why you can’t just stop, pause, reflect for a yoga break. Here are 5 ways to spend the break and some intentions you can connect to them. Knowing what an exercise does for you while you are […]
The timeless classics like the Vedas, Upanishads, Sutras and The Gita are “must reads” because they are a window into the rich world of ancient yoga culture, language and thinking. These classics of the yogic tradition have endured through countless ages and spread through so many cultures right along with the yoga practices such as […]
One bit of positive feedback I hear about my classes is that they unify the physical with the meditative experience– both during and after the practice. So, in this issue I’d like to shed some light on an aspect of practice that helped me unify these two seemingly opposing parts of the self.
As we know, meditation practice involves training in methodology and deepens with practice. Ultimately, though, meditation is a state of freedom. We always have permission to explore, to let it run loose.