My Dark Night of the Soul

About 6 years ago I found myself smack dab in the middle of a dark night of the soul. I had 3 young children, I was working myself to the bone, and my body began to revolt. Four rounds of strep throat in 6 months led to joint pain, diarrhea, migraine headaches, exhaustion, and brain fog. I could hardly get out of bed. How …

Vibrant Body

Haven’t you felt more of an urge to get outside and take a walk or get on your bike? While exercise is important no matter the time of year, it is especially essential as we transition into Spring. Our tendency in the Winter is to slow down and hibernate, so early Spring is the time to begin to lift the …

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 …