One of the greatest benefits of being a yoga teacher is that it makes me a diligent student. Each month I use the Focus of the Month set by the studio where I teach to explore different aspect of yoga’s philosophical and ethical offerings. I hunt down related lessons in classic yogic texts along with research studies in positive psychology […]
Need a dose of music? Check out these links to listen to some of my favorite songs from previous posts: “Let Go” Playlist, “That I Would Be Good”, and “Clouds“. Suggested playlists for yoga can be found here, here, and here. Happy listening!
Like yoga, music rejuvenates and inspires me. As if by divine intervention, I was reintroduced to this Alanis Morissette song a couple of weeks ago. I’ve listened to it at least once a day ever since. I love it for its ability to ground and center me. The self-affirming lyrics also serve as a reminder that everyone is […]
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will […]
Here’s an excerpt of one of my favorite one-hour class playlists that beautifully supports the month’s focus “Let Go.” Two of the songs are new discoveries for me: Hilary Grist’s captivating cover of Can’t Always Get What You Want and Krishnabai’s gorgeous version of Gayatri Mantra. Length of the complete playlist is about 45 minutes […]
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” ~ John F. Kennedy The dismay of being seen, exposed and open to criticism is one of the many fears that can keep us from exploring and sharing our creative selves. Brené Brown, the expert on the power of vulnerability, shares her insights on how to deal […]