Contemplation & Meditation Practices

We welcomed the turning of the year with the invitation to move with maitri and to take time for contemplation or meditation on the idea of friendliness to increase its effects in our lives. Today I’ll share some reflections on how to engage in such a practice. ...
The Evidence

The Evidence

I wrote last week about how a meditation practice can be a transformative addition to your life. If you’ve tried meditation, whether within a yoga class or as a standalone practice, you probably have your own experiences with the benefits. As a yoga practitioner...
Meditation Has Benefits

Meditation Has Benefits

There are two common experiences relayed by many of the yoga practitioners I’ve had the opportunity to talk with over the years.  One is the ongoing expression of amazement at the experience of walking in (and these days – signing on) to yoga class feeling...
Plug In

Plug In

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you!”— Anne Lamott. Have you heard this saying before?  You already know I’m a fan of unplugging:  You’ve heard me speak to rest for the sake of rest and together we’ve explored...

Stand on Solid Ground

“Where is the movement initiated?”  It’s an inquiry we explore during yoga teacher training.  Am I moving from momentum and habit or a conscious, intentional action?  When is either of these helpful?  What is the thought or feeling that precedes...