Off the Mat


Priorities!

Now that the world is available to you again, or almost there, what are your priorities?  You gave up so much in the last year, so maybe you want to get it all going again.  Or maybe not.  This last year has changed you.  It’s changed the world we live in and it’s changed you.  […]

So Close, Yet So Far

You know the feeling so well — it’s not time yet.  I felt that way near the end of my senior year in high school, nearly done and yet going to school every morning.  And that ninth month of pregnancy lasts much more than four weeks, right? Here we are again.  They tell us that […]

Yogis Got Gumption

That’s what I’ve always loved about yoga, that yogis have gumption. In all the different styles I’ve practiced, as a grad of 5 different Teacher Training programs over the years, I’ve found that yogis know how to keep going. Granted, a pandemic tests you to the limit, but you’re better equipped to handle it than […]

Yogis & Their Amazing Powers

Many Sanskrit texts describe how a yogi can fly, walk on water, disappear and change the weather as part of the classical ashta-siddhis (eight powers).  Making it through a pandemic is minor compared to these world-changing, life-changing abilities.  Yet your ability to make it through, and not merely to survive but to thrive, comes from […]

Pandemic Panic

At least this time, it’s familiar.  You’ve felt this panic before, triggered by the same pandemic, only a few months ago.  Here you are again, though this time you have more skills.  I’ve gotten so accustomed to wearing a mask that I sometimes forget to remove it. Plus now there is more information about the […]

The 2020 Yoga and Wellness Gift Guide

Thoughtful Gifts for the Wellness Enthusiast It’s hard to believe just how much has changed over the past year. With health and safety concerns and restrictions keeping many of us at home, our yoga and self-care practices have undergone tremendous changes. Send a thoughtful gift and help support a small business! Check out these amazing […]

How Are You?  Who Are You?

How are you doing?  How are you feeling?  How are you and who are you?  Yoga is about both, of course.  But when you deepen into your own inner essence, the “how” you are is taken care of automatically by the “who” you are. I was sitting in a chair with my laptop on my […]

How Long Will This Go On?

While you’ve gotten used to the pandemic lifestyle, your mind still asks about the future. You can look at the latest statistics, find out about the vaccines being tested and learn about different types of masks. But there’s still no way to know how long this will go on. For now, you’re stuck. Some say […]

Happiness & Bliss

Enlightenment will not give you happiness.  Instead you will abide in unending inner bliss.  This bliss is not the same as happiness, not even the same as lots of happiness.  Happiness is an emotion; bliss is a state of being.  Happiness comes and goes; bliss is constant.  Happiness is dependent on external things; bliss is […]

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