Category: home practice/sadhana

the beauty of falling to pieces + 5 tips for letting your yoga practice help you

So, what’s new? A friend I haven’t seen in a few weeks asked me this over the weekend. Actually, I’ve started a huge new project–more on that in the new year, it’s a secret for now–taken up painting, and been on a couple weekend trips. But the honest, most authentic answer I wanted to share…

Dec 13, 2010 · Read More · Comment (4)

9 tips for tailoring your practice for winter + ayur veda insight, from Melina Meza

I heart sharing Melina Meza’s posts on Joy for Life. She’s truly tuned into how yoga and Ayur Veda can be used to keep our good health mojo flowing. Even my Ayur Vedic doc Shiva would love her recommendations. Here’s her latest blog, outlining what to alter about your practice for Winter. I can personally vouch…

Dec 2, 2010 · Read More · Comment (1)

10 tips on creating and maintaining your daily practice

I  believe that, sometimes, the way something begins dictates the way it ends. I’ve noticed this especially about days. How often have you heard someone say, “My day went from bad to worse?” This is just one of the millions of reasons I start my day with my morning practice (sadhana). Because when I start…

Nov 17, 2010 · Read More · Comment (4)

kundalini yoga queen’s 40 days to liberation

Here she is: Ms. America! Teacher to the stars. Lady in white. Cindy Crawford loves her. So does David Duchovny, REM, and oh, about every other start out there. She floats in, gets you to push your boundaries, and find the peace, the happiness, the total contentment, in your life. I’m doing her 40-Day Mediation…

Mar 25, 2009 · Read More · Comment (1)

Top Grounding Yoga Poses for Spring Transitions

It’s windy, rainy, sunny, warm, cold. It’s Spring, and it’s constantly changing. I’m no weather expert, and I’m not an Ayur Veda practictioner, but what I’ve learned from this holistic health system is that Vata (a dosha/or group of characteristics much-loved by wind, air and change) and Spring are BFFs. And since the two are…

Mar 17, 2009 · Read More · Comment (2)

yoga teachers are superhuman

“Why are you are here?” she asked, one eyebrow raised in disbelief. “You need to do your own practice, at home.” Sigh. It had been a bit of an intense week. And my morning practice–usually dedicated to asana, kriyas, chanting and pranayama that work out the kinks in my body and mind–had degenerated into sitting…

Mar 10, 2009 · Read More · Comment

How Balanced Are You? Yoga For Finding Freedom

Finding BalanceBalanced living? Oh, sure, yup, I mean, of course. I take all the time I need to rest and rejuvenate and stay calm and peaceful and happy and sleeping well and eating well and spending time with my soul man and seeing friends and staying connected with my family and keeping my apartment neat…

Feb 24, 2009 · Read More · Comment

Yoga for Sleep: Get Some

Even Yoga Teachers Get the Bedtime BluesLast night I woke up at about 1:30 am (thanks neighbour!). Most of the time, if I’m nudged out of slumber by birds–of the early 20s, late-night apartment crashing variety–I cram in some earplugs, chug down some milk or yogurt, and snuggle back into my deep rest. Not last…

Feb 12, 2009 · Read More · Comment

Yoga for Busy Working People: How to Fit it In

Asana, pranayama, yamas, niyamas, chanting, meditation: how’s a girl supposed to fit it all in? Trying to get the many sides of yoga into our daily routine can make many of us go mad (almost). We’re not about to give up our jobs that pay the bills, vital time with our boyfriends, or gift of…

Feb 10, 2009 · Read More · Comment

Warrior III and Life: Take the Easy Way Out (Seriously!)

On the matThis morning as I was practicing I remembered something I’d forgotten. The power of the mind. I guess the mind’s so powerful that it can even convince us to forget that it is! There I am in Warrior III, wobbling and tipping (and cursing), and my mind is going “Well, hey, of course…

Jan 21, 2009 · Read More · Comment (1)
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