The English language is quite precise, and synonyms are not clones of each other, but have subtle differences. This series of blogs explores the etymology of various English words as they relate to spirituality.
A common crossword puzzle clue is “to commit to memory” with the solution of “learn.” When we want to learn, we … Read more ›
Hips are really amazing resilient, powerful parts of our bodies. They are the biggest joint in our bodies, the biggest connection of one thing to another. It’s from the hips that every initiative starts, every step into something new.
We store many of our unprocessed emotions in our hips. When something frustrates us, we clench … Read more ›
In 2002, I was blessed with the opportunity to share space with my husband’s father as he was dying of lung cancer. While we were planning our wedding for July, Ted and I spent two weeks in May sitting bedside with Augie in last days. We grieved and we celebrated, sometimes in the same breath, … Read more ›
As we start the holiday season, it’s easy to let the whirlwind of activity get the best of us, disconnecting us from our center. Let your yoga practice be your solace. Slow down with longer holds to ground you, and increase the focus on your foundation—your feet and legs in particular. Like planting soil around … Read more ›
Your choice to practice hatha yoga may start with a fitness goal—that’s great! It’s when we focus only on the physical while forgetting that yoga is meant to be a holistic practice that we invite trouble.
Yoga is meant to connect the mind with the body. Focusing only on the physical exertion is just exercise. … Read more ›
I’d read once that if you did only one pose every day, to choose downward facing dog. Placed between child’s pose and rag doll, it reminds you that it is a resting pose—often forgotten by new yogis! This early placement in your daily yoga practice also provides you with an easy way to drill down … Read more ›