Yoga is Good Medicine

I had the opportunity this week to lecture to 180 first year medical students about research on the health benefits of yoga.  They stayed awake, and were interested! Following my talk, the doctor who invited me said…”Wow, that data really makes me want to start yoga!” Here are some of the stats I shared with them that might motivate you …

Downshift as Fall Approaches

How is your life balance?  I spent years trying to find that elusive place of equilibrium with the perfect mix of work, family life, relaxation, and a clean house.  There were moments that felt balanced, but the operative word is “moments”…it never lasted. The yoga sutras teach that we can achieve balance, or a “sattvic” state in our mind and …

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Summer Solstice 2015

The sun is at the height of its power on Sunday when we experience the longest day and shortest night of the year. Solstice means “standing of the sun”, and is a major turning point in the earth’s cycle, providing a great time for self-reflection. Take a moment to honor all that has unfolded in your life since the solstice …

Power of Community

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one”. – Jane Howard   I just made a major change in my yoga studio.  I made the decision to reduce the size of the yoga space so I could build an office for my …

Getting Hooked and Practicing Detachment

I have watched myself get “hooked” a lot in the past week.  Hooked by certain people, certain words directed my way, certain slow moving children when we are already running late, certain tense environments where I literally feel the anger and unspoken words.  I am sensitive, and tend to feel everything, including the emotions of others and the energy of …