What is Yoga?

Yoga is a 5,000 year-old discipline, but with a very simple goal:  Happiness. Yoga tells us that in order to realize lasting happiness (ananda), we must discover our true, spiritual nature. The word yoga actually means “to yoke” or “to unite”.  It is a chance to connect with the Universe, the Source, or God. For me, it has been a …

Going with the Flow

“Be a cup and the universe flows into you.  Be an arrow, and the universe retreats from you”.  –Zen Proverb Ever have one of those days where nothing went right?  Monday was a comedy of errors for me.  Somewhere between arriving late for swimming lessons, leaving the lunch boxes I had meticulously packed for dinner at home on the counter, …

The True Teacher Within

Are you a rule follower?  I am.  Always have been.  I even feel guilty when I park a bit askew, getting too close to the next car.  But right now, my tendency to “toe the line” is not serving me!  As I keep adjusting to life with a newborn whose needs change daily, I hear myself repeating the “rules” from …

Acceptance

My new daughter Gretta is 3 weeks old and continues to amaze me…except at night when the sleep deprivation sets in and I can’t remember how many times I’ve pulled myself out of bed to feed, soothe, comfort or rock.  This morning, I found myself pulling baby books off my shelf searching for tips about how to improve our sleep …