Being Present as a Yoga Teacher and Beyond

Through the study of yoga, you learn much about being present.  Our yoga practice helps us achieve this presence and peace within ourselves.  But, what about as a teacher? I met with a group of fellow yoga teachers the other day as we discussed this subject.  As teachers, we are to teach, no?  But, if … Continue reading Being Present as a Yoga Teacher and Beyond

Meditation in Nature

Pulling back the thick shades of my hotel room, I look down upon the beautiful city as it just begins to wake.  Warm, steamy coffee in a paper cup, the aroma familiar of home, I sit on the bed and look out onto the world around me.  With every intention of checking out a yoga … Continue reading Meditation in Nature

Finding Time

Alarm blaring, snooze for the second time.  Get up, brew coffee, move through the motions unconsciously.  Get to work, meeting, emails, phone calls.  How did I get home?  Pick up the kids, cooks dinner, is there any clean laundry?  And it just keeps going. Our lives are busy, sometimes straight up chaotic but, with this … Continue reading Finding Time

Staying Present During the Holidays

Sliding out of bed, so as not to disturb a soul.  I tiptoe to the kitchen, brew a pot of coffee, and begin to bake.  Soon the smell of cinnamon and warm bread fill the house.  Thanksgiving.  Family, food, friends, and happiness.  The mood is infectious.  After traveling to each loved one's home we arrive … Continue reading Staying Present During the Holidays

Blocked Heart Chakra

There was a time where I felt nothing at all.  If you asked me at that time I would have told you it was the greatest thing in the universe.  Break ups did not phase, death rolled off like a bad hair day, I felt nothing.  I was empty inside and I bragged about it.  … Continue reading Blocked Heart Chakra

Meditation for Depression

I do not want to get out of bed.  I do not want to open the curtains.  Willing rain this way, with all its wondrous gloom.  The thought of the day and what it has to bring only intensifies these feelings as I burrow under my blankets.  I cannot even get up to go to … Continue reading Meditation for Depression