Words have power. Words are a form of energetic vibration which modulate other energetic vibrations. This is what makes mantra so powerful. The repetition of a vibration changes the vibration of the one repeating it. Many people are now familiar … Continue reading
The mind is fallible. More and more this is being proven by science. Biases and cognitions which enable the mind to think quickly also disable the mind from thinking logically, rationally, and with accuracy. This is not all the time, … Continue reading
The gnawing of irritation has gotten louder and louder these past weeks. Is it the heat? Is it a sign that I am going through a transformation of sorts, a metamorphosis? Is this what it feels like when the butterfly … Continue reading
Though I do my best to not get caught up in conversations, which can lead to arguments, from time to time I inevitably find my way there. Less so than in years past, signifying my ability to learn new behaviors, … Continue reading
Yogas Chitta Vritti Nirodhah – The stilling of the fluctuations of the mind, this is yoga. For many yoga is just a means to get their feet behind their head, or to stand on their hands, or to do back … Continue reading
1. Being Alive 2. A relationship of trust, integrity, honesty, intimacy, and great reward with a man I am proud to call my husband. 3. My animals, Taft, Onyx, and Gaylord. 4. Summer sun and swimming with my mom. 5. The … Continue reading
Most anything we begin, we begin with a purpose in mind and then over time that purpose evolves and changes. Perhaps because what we set out to do was accomplished. Or because desire and/or motives changed. Dedicated practice of anything … Continue reading
This afternoon I had the great privilege to teach a yoga class with an incredibly inspiring guest speaker. Sabine Becker is a survivor of the Thalidomide disaster of the sixties and seventies and was not only born with “little arms” … Continue reading
In a world of extraordinary stimuli and animation it is easy to be distracted and live completely disconnected to our most peaceful sense of self and the universal consciousness. It is not brash to say that all the great practices of a spiritual nature have been returned to for generations to remedy the frustrations and sufferings that come from such distractions and disconnection. In the same vein it is constant work requiring constant attention and mindfulness to return to, and with great skill perhaps someday stay connected to our innermost peaceful conscious state of being.
There are many common misconceptions of yoga, one is that yoga is just exercise, another is that just by practicing yoga you are becoming more spiritual. As a yoga teacher I find I spend a bit of time in my classes trying to clear up these misconceptions and more, as well as explain the value of a spiritual practice that uses the physical one as a vehicle. Just to be clear here, from my understanding and background there is no right way or wrong way, only what serves. What serves however, changes, and the practice of yoga is deep enough and spacious enough to make room for all changes in the search for what serves. From the place of yoga as exercise to yoga as spiritual practice and everything in between there is value to be gained. How deep any seeker goes is up to them. With all that being said, there is an essential focus to better oneself by knowing the trappings of ignorance and the value of awareness. In the wake of ignorance is often hurt and suffering, therefore the more one pursues awareness the more one may experience peace and contentment.