Always Whole; Pūrṇam Mantra

Always Whole; Pūrṇam Mantra

In yoga we are encouraged to reflect on the changing nature of life. We practice the Yamas, the restraints of proper conduct, Aparigraha, non-attachment, and Satya, truthfulness, by accepting that the things we love are going to change. We practice not clinging to...
Why We Do Restorative Yoga

Why We Do Restorative Yoga

This post originally appeared on the Yoga Service Council blog in April 2018. “Why do we do Restorative Yoga?” Recently a student asked me this question at the beginning of a class. They added, “I mean, it feels good, but what good is it?” Restorative Yoga is unlike...
Shine One Corner

Shine One Corner

I am struck at the instruction to live as a light to others that occurs across so many traditions of spirituality. It is such a powerful command and one I come back to again and again. I was especially reminded of it this past Sunday, listening to the readings at...
We the Indivisible

We the Indivisible

“The only constant i am sure of is this accelerating rate of change.” Peter Gabriel, Downside Up Just when we get our metaphorical ducks in a row, the universe winds up and sends change our way. Sometimes for good, sometimes we just have a little wobble...
Iced Up!

Iced Up!

Yesterday I made it out to one of my favorite classes. I spend so much time focused on teaching each week, that sinking into being merely a student for 90 minutes is blissful. As I returned home a light, fine snow began to fall. By bedtime we had about an inch, which...