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...
Focus on the Breath

Focus on the Breath

I just finished updating the slides and resources for my upcoming stress management and meditation workshops and I can’t wait to share them with you!  As a practitioner of yoga, you have likely become familiar with the term pranayama. You may understand pranayama...
Satya

Satya

The 8 limbs of the yoga sutra are a template for one who is interested in achieving samadhi. The path of practice that leads one to samadhi takes effort, contemplation, dedication and consistency. Ahimsa is said to be the primary restraint (yama) one must master if...

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. ...
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...