What I’m teaching…Seek inspiration

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person byContinue reading “What I’m teaching…Seek inspiration”

The Master Shift…12.12.12

On December 12, 2012 at exactly the same moment, the entire world will be uniting in a global meditation to uplift humanity and bring about a positive shift as we enter a new age. Save the date!  Wednesday, 12/12/12 @ 9:30pm.  We will be led on a 30 minute group meditation. It’s only 30 minutes of yourContinue reading “The Master Shift…12.12.12”

My home practice…not very bendy

So…I had some photos taken yesterday at Lululemon Athletica Manhasset sporting their new line of yoga gear.  The photos will be used for product notifications throughout the month.  I’ll also be teaching a few of their free Sunday classes in December along with other teachers from Vitality.  Fun stuff! What occurred to me as I was onContinue reading “My home practice…not very bendy”

What I’m teaching…Enlightenment is everywhere

Love this clip!  A beautiful illustration of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 1.2: Yogas citta vrtti nirodhah The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga The entire outside world is based on your thoughts and mental attitude.  The entire world is your own projection.  Your values may change within a fraction of a second…If you feelContinue reading “What I’m teaching…Enlightenment is everywhere”

Yoga media…

Yoga Dork recently posted the trailer for the latest of the many yoga documentaries and it got me thinking…yoga and the media.   Not sure how I feel.  While I’ve learned a lot about yoga’s history and evolution and was exposed to many styles, traditions and teachers through watching these films…I am still undecided as toContinue reading “Yoga media…”

What I’m teaching…Right speech and the Vishuddha chakra

The 5th chakra is the Vishuddha, which translates to “purity”, “purification”, or “pure place” from Sanskrit.  Located in the neck, shoulders, throat, mouth, tongue and jaw, the Vishuddha chakra is the gateway from the lower, more material/physical energy centers (chakras 1-4) to the upper, more spiritual/metaphysical 6th and 7th chakras. It  governs our ability to communicate, self-express, create, and listen.Continue reading “What I’m teaching…Right speech and the Vishuddha chakra”

What I’m reading…A Vagabond Song

My lovely 91-year-old grandmother recently fell, breaking her hip and landing in the hospital for surgery and then rehab.  Looking out of her upstate NY hospital room window this week, she watched as the leaves began to change colors and float from the trees.  She recalled a poem she adored from the 6th grade.  SheContinue reading “What I’m reading…A Vagabond Song”

My home practice…once upon a headstand

My first real yoga “injury” happened earlier this year in a headstand (sirsasana I). I had just started practicing the posture in the middle of the room, so when my teacher cued the pose in class, I was excited for more practice.  I was a few breaths in when I lost my balance and almostContinue reading “My home practice…once upon a headstand”

If the chakras could speak…

What are the chakras? The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel.  The chakras are wheel-like spinning energy centers in the subtle body.  The 7 main chakras are aligned along the spinal column. It is believed that blocked energy in the chakras  leads to imbalance and illness (physiological, psychological, emotional, and spiritual) so it’s important to keep this energy flowing freely byContinue reading “If the chakras could speak…”