July, 2010

3 Yoga Practices for Getting What you Want—or Not, for ElephantJournal.com

Love. Passion. Satisfaction.Happiness. Bliss. Nirvana.What do you want?This question, and the one that follows—How do you get what you want?—has been a strong theme in my life, and recently on my blog, over the past few weeks. Conversations with friends have turned around to this subject. It’s popped up in blogs I read, in magazine…

Jul 22, 2010 · Read More · Comment (3)

5 Questions, 5 Answers: Jivamukti Yoga’s Sharon Gannon on her new CD, NYC rock yoga, and hip hop MC Yogi [vid]

Lucky for us, Jivamukti co-founder, and inspira-woman Sharon Gannon took the time to answer 5 quick questions for Joy for Life.1. You’ve always loved music. Why did you decide to do your new CD, Sharanam? Music is the most direct means to connecting with the spiritual—that which is infinite…Of course most musicians would say, that…

Jul 20, 2010 · Read More · Comment (1)

where does your yoga happen? what’s going on–off the mat?

“The big difference is this: what we all do—householders, hermits and the unattached—on the black mat is mere scrimmage; the game is what happens everywhere else.”– Kirtan artist, father, husband, and dog owner Scott Robinson, on spiritual practice and family life RELATEDMandala Bandswings installed in Paris trees! yes!

Jul 15, 2010 · Read More · Comment (3)

money, energy, love, and when you really really want something: 5 questions

This is an exploration. CASE STUDY 1: THE RUN-FOR-IT GIRLI was sending out emails daily letting people know I was available for work–and good at it, too!–applying for every job I could possibly have a chance at getting, and struggling to pay my bills. A friend of mine, someone I am continually blown away by, said this:…

Jul 14, 2010 · Read More · Comment

we will always be aware that we walk in the sky

Love this! Had to post on Joy for Life. Great for feeling-blue days. Get the full-size poster, for you to print.Words by BlissChick. Design by DaisyBones

Jul 12, 2010 · Read More · Comment

in pursuit of truth: 5 yoga tips for tapping into your heart centre, for ElephantJournal.com

Is it okay to just be okay? Is it enough to just feel sorta happy? Maybe mostly content?As readers of my blog know, lately I’ve been considering the concept of Truth—or, Satya, as it’s known in Sanskrit. Truth is one of my words for 2010, along with Let and Love (inspired by White Hot Truth…

Jul 6, 2010 · Read More · Comment (1)

light and shadow

For every shadow cast there will be light. K’s Choice

Jul 6, 2010 · Read More · Comment

swings installed in Paris trees! yes!

Had to share on Joy For Life. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=12197213&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1Paris’s SwinGs from Jerome G. Demuth on Vimeo. RELATEDLA with NO cars, NO people!See more of artist Jerome G. Demuth’s work on Flickr.

Jul 2, 2010 · Read More · Comment

satya, truth, yoga union: lessons from a baby

Truth. It’s one of my words for 2010–inspired by Danielle LaPorte’s practice of coming up with three guiding terms each year. My others are Let, and Love. It’s the Truth one–Satya, in Sanskrit–that I’ve been mulling over lately. Here’s why: I’m a new auntie! Three-month-old Maddy* is the love of my family’s life right now….

Jul 1, 2010 · Read More · Comment