Om: A Poem about Mindfulness

OM There is a flood Open the gate There is a flood Don’t be late Sit, please sit Open your mind Sit, please sit Practice being kind Fill your heart […]

Truth: We are Love

Last month, I discussed the difference between authenticity and truth. Authenticity is “the truth of bearing who you are”, I said. It’s the work of diving deep, peeling off layers […]

Alchemy & Authenticity

I would like to invite you on a journey. A journey that explores your own authenticity.  A journey that explores the potential for alchemy in your life. Our theme here at […]

10 Simple Ways to Detox

Overall wellness hinges on a dynamic balance of web-like interconnections, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. The human body is a fully interconnected organism, nothing working in isolation, and […]

Meditation for Better Parenting

  The gurgles of the baby, that innocent smile, the little hand that beckons and the tongue that rolls out a sound , ‘Mumma’ …’papa’. Yes! Parenthood is a delightful […]

Working with Uncomfortable Feelings

Life isn’t about avoiding pain, feelings – any feeling! Even uncomfortable feelings like hunger, addiction, craving, fear, anxiety, depression. It is about learning to lean into those feelings, relax into […]

Tune Your Instrument

Meditation is a time when you let the outer world take care of itself. There is an old saying, “Let the world turn without you.” You will think about the outer world; that simply can’t be helped. Take this chance to settle into yourself and get some R&R. You do not have to be on duty, so give yourself over to the inner processes.

Top 10 Myths About Meditation

Meditation is a vacation that wipes off impressions that cause stress and strain. It is like a holiday that doesn’t make holes in the pocket but rejuvenates the mind and […]

Days 6-10: Meditation Challenge Wrap Up

Thanks to all of you who followed our 10-Day Meditation Challenge – Sister versus Sister. The last 5 days of the challenge were especially, well, challenging. I had been on […]

Day 3: Lovingkindness Meditation

The Lovingkindness Intervention Today I had no problem accessing the videos for Day 3 of the meditation. Kim reported in today, too. She was having an issue with her laptop. So […]

Day 2: walking meditation

The Internet was off and on all day today here. No meditation video watching for me. Instead I did a walking meditation. I started by walking down the stairs to the […]

Day 1: Counting Breath

I woke up at 6am this morning on the West Coast and am now writing this at 1am from the other side of the country in Cape Cod on the […]

Sister v. Sister 10 day Meditation Challenge

Sister versus Sister (Okay, so it’s really not “Sister versus Sister”.) My sister Kim recently moved to Los Angeles (she is also a yoga teacher). We often talk about how […]

Moments of Silence

“In silence one can receive more because all one’s activities become concentrated at one point. There is only one real rhythm; in silence you hear it. When you live to […]

5 Steps to Create Your Own Meditation Space

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in eternal awareness or pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. ~ Swami Sivananda I have found that having a […]

Mala Beads: Meanings, Significance and Uses

Introducing Mala Beads A mala is a strand of beads, traditionally used for counting during mantra meditations. Malas can consist of 108 beads, 54 beads, 27 beads, 21 or 19 […]

Meditations on freedom and peace

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart […]

Discover the Power of Gratitude

Gratitude seems to be one of the few transformational practices that unites people beyond beliefs and words—beyond nation, race, and tribe. It is really this simple: When you have a […]

A healthy self-awareness requires balance

I wanted to share this insightful post written by Andrea Marcum, Owner of U Studio Yoga in Los Angeles. Her mother, she shares, raised them in a “What will others […]

Observations on Multitasking

Fellow yogi and teacher Jamie Elmer shares her observations on multitasking. She notes that multitasking helps the ego feel more important. “Look at how important I am. I have a […]

How do you define meditation?

Today on the Musings blog (a blog about mind, art, productivity and more), Koroush Dini MD, talks about how he defines meditation. He tries to define it simply ~ in […]

Are You Practicing the Law of Love?

New yogis (or those who are “yoga curious”) often wonder if Yoga is a religion. It is not. Regardless of your personal belief system, you can practice yoga. Yoga teachers […]

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali The Threads of Union Translation by BonGiovanni Available at The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

The Awakening PDF Now Available

Here is the download for the essay previously posted, entitled The Awakening. To download it, simply click here: Download The Awakening (pdf) Please enjoy! Namaste.

Forced morning meditation

This morning around 5:30 I was shocked out of sleep by a blaring BUZZ! Actually, the word “buzz” does not do this noise justice. It was more like the sound […]

3 Great Ways to Open Your Heart Chakra and Experience More Love

The heart chakra is the fourth chakra and is located in the center of the chest. Governed by love, creativity and your sense of touch, the heart chakra is closely connected to various emotions such as compassion, honesty, respect, forgiveness, jealousy, anger, self-expression, happiness, generosity and the love you have for yourself and others.

You Can Live Your Dream Life

We can use our yoga mat to help us achieve our dreams and break through any limitations we have in our belief system or our resistance to changing and doing something more.

Chakra meditation visual guide

A visual chakra image to be used during meditation. Each color corresponds to a chakra, starting with red root chakra through purple chakra.

Eckhart Tolle featured on Nightline

After devoting half of tonight’s Episode to the State of the Union review, Nightline switched moods quite dramatically with a segment on Eckhart Tolle. “Fire and brimstone his message is […]

More Excuse Busters! from Coach Al’s Blog

I almost didn’t read this blog post because it said he was an “endurance sports” coach. You see, I really don’t think of myself as an endurance sports-type-a-gal. I mean […]

Is Seeking Truth the Purpose to Life?

I’m beginning to think that if there is a purpose to life, it is this: to see everything more and more clearly. To penetrate to the truth of everything and […]

How You Can Make Tuesday a Big Win!

The Secret to Ensure You Win on Tuesday is Within this Post Regardless of who wins the election on Tuesday, I hope we ALL as Americans, and moreover as Citizens […]

Friday’s Flow: Something to Ponder this Weekend

It is you that pervades this universe, and this universe exists in you. Your true nature is pure Consciousness. Don’t be small-minded. — Ashtavakra Gita (800-400BCE), India The Ashtavakra Gita […]