Begin Here Now

Begin Here Now

New Class! Last Monday I sub at Samsara, teaching “Begin Here,” an introduction to yoga. I have at least a couple students who know nothing, nothing whatsoever about yoga – – my favorite kind of student. If that’s you stop on by any place I teach. Don’t be shy! Monday night is on my schedule for the […]

Eating Malfuction

Eating Malfuction

There’s nothing inherently wrong with eating or drinking. Even smoking isn’t criminal. The problem lies in motivation. Behavior becomes malfunction when the behavior represents a substitution. If playing electronic solitaire, watching TV or collecting stamps is a substitute for intimacy then there’s a problem, an addiction of sorts – a sensitive behavior going on. But sometimes […]

6 Ways Yoga Boosts Athletic Performance

6 Ways Yoga Boosts Athletic Performance

This is the Guest Post by Szymon who is the founder of Love Meditating, a meditation-yoga blog dedicated to provide honest advice and information. He aspires to help his readers achieve inner peace and tranquility, sharing personal tips learned through both years of experience and thorough research. Check out https://lovemeditating.com to learn… 6 Ways Yoga Boosts Athletic […]

You be the judge

You be the judge

Two people in two days greet me with the phrase “Oh but you’ve gained weight! What happened?” ouch. Since January of 2016 I’ve suffered menopausal girth increase. The same five pounds has come off and on over twelve times this year. Getting below five, though, has eluded me. I’m starting to feel powerless in my […]

Body of Work

Body of Work

In the comments section of a popular yoga website PS writes, “(schools). . . are grinding out yoga teachers like so much hamburger. The marketplace is flooded to the point that the competition is overwhelming, particularly in large metropolitan areas. EVERYONE and their brother (and sister, mother, father, aunt, uncle, and best friend) is a […]

The pain that has not yet happened

The pain that has not yet happened

In the paradox that is Vedic philosophy two ideas emerge. The first, “suffering is not necessary,” is the lighthouse towards most followers fly. Like moths drawn to a lamp the journey is short and well-illumed but getting close is perilous. Such people are quick to spout, “Don’t have a judgement. Nothing is real. It’s all […]