Welcoming September

Welcoming September

I’m working on it!  In chatting with a friend last week, I described the transition from August to September as my “hurry up and wait season.”.  There’s an underlying sense of urgency, anticipation and hopefulness during this time for me.  My to-do list...
Cultivate a Present Pause

Cultivate a Present Pause

How is your summer going?  I’ve just returned from a week of family vacation.  This trip in particular seemed to really highlight how a regular yoga practice has enriched my life.  It was like life held up the mirror to show me what being in yoga feels...
Svadhyaya

Svadhyaya

“Study of Self through the study of scriptures, self-inquiry, and contemplation.”Indu Arora Svadhyaya is self study. One of the niyamas, it, along with tapas and ishvara pranidhana, constitute Kriya Yoga. Kriya Yoga is a part of the path that leads to samadhi, that...
Tapas

Tapas

Many people come to yoga seeking change.   A new relationship to the body A re-frame of the content of the mind A more conscious way of living An enlivened connection to the subtle/spirit Take a moment to reflect on a time that you invested in creating a new...
Santosha

Santosha

Tell me if you resonate with one of the below: “I’ll be happy when…..”  “I’ll be fulfilled when…..”  “I’ll know I’ve arrived when….” fill in the blank.   Likely our initial replies here are linked to an external measure or set of conditions such as...
The Ingredients

The Ingredients

Last month I took a trip with the kids to my hometown to participate in the Vermont Maple Open House Weekend. It was a delicious, educational and nourishing experience.  One of the activities available was a station to plant maple tree seeds.  My...