In the temple of your own body, within the heart is a lotus flower. Within the lotus is an illuminated jewel space. Find who dwells in this precious space within your heart. Know that person, love that being. That is you. -Chandogya Upanishad
It was a Monday in August after I returned from vacation when I began experiencing pain from a pinched nerve in the C8-T1 area of my spine. At first it simply felt like I had an overworked or tight muscle behind the shoulder-blade. Then came an ache in my triceps and forearm. Within a couple […]
“Noodle, don’t noodle…” Wiser words were never spoken on the big screen… okay, maybe those words weren’t the wisest ones, but certainly this clip carries an important lesson we all need to be reminded of whenever we find ourselves wondering and worrying.
One of my new students surprised me when she commented on the power of setting an intention in class the day before. It struck me how well she had grasped this part of the practice, and how quickly. What she learned in just a few classes has literally taken me years to fully understand. I recall […]
Bedtime. This is the time of day that triggers the most upheavals in my otherwise (ahem) blissful home. Fights routinely break out between my 10- and 7-year-old sons over who had the toothpaste first, who left the towel on the floor, or who “really” forgot to flush the toilet. When it’s not an argument that’s […]
A recent blog post from Verge Yoga owner Cara Bradley really resonated with me. While Cara speaks of seeing a correlation between the amount of white space in her planning diary with the reduction of stress in her life, I am immediately reminded of the role white space plays in graphic design and see a […]