Category: Swami Mahesh

5 Tips on Getting Your Meditation Mojo Flowing

Ever sit down to meditate and feel like you’ve failed? Me too. Luckily, then I get this nice little voice in my head that comes from a great big source. It says, “There is no try. Only do.” Ha. But in all seriousness, Yoda was onto something. Meditation isn’t about trying. It’s about being. And…

Feb 25, 2011 · Read More · Comment (2)

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)

what’s the point? practicing non-attachment [vid]

A meandering, exploring kind of blog post. Let’s see what comes up. Non-attachment. Vairagya in Sanskrit. Buddhists seem big on it. My teacher, Swami Maheshananda Saraswati, encourages us to practice it. But what the heck is it, exactly? And how does it relate to our daily modern life? Friends of mine from Moksana Yoga recently…

Sep 3, 2010 · Read More · Comment (1)

who’s your teacher?

The Big QuestionI think all yoga teachers probably get these questions a lot: “Where did you do your training?” That, and, “Who’s your teacher?” But it wasn’t until my workshop with Reema Datta that I really felt the truest answer. The Honesty EPI’ve always been honest: I owe my love for Kundalini, my training in Hatha and…

Apr 30, 2010 · Read More · Comment

Kundalini Yoga with Swami Mahesh: the goods for you

I got to spend the entire weekend with my mentor and friend Swami Maheshananda Saraswati, of the Satyananda lineage and the Bihar School of Yoga. I know it all sounds like an ancient mouthful, but here’s the greatest thing about Swami Mahesh: he’s a modern, on-trend Swami. He’s even on Facebook. When I first met…

Oct 21, 2009 · Read More · Comment