A Deeper Look at the 8 Limbs of Yoga

More than just postures, set into a sequence, followed by savasana (corpse pose), Yoga is complex. It weaves together inner and outer disciplines, physical practice, and breath work while guiding us through the ups and downs of emotions, thoughts,  and interactions with others. Yoga is also a guide for how to live free from suffering and… Continue reading A Deeper Look at the 8 Limbs of Yoga

7 Roadblocks to a Home Yoga Practice – Free Webinar #summerofyoga #yogachat

7 Common Roadblocks to a Home Yoga Practice – Free Yoga Webinar and Intro to the Summer of Yoga 2016 You can learn all about the Summer of Yoga 2016 program in this free webinar. Plus, get the Early Bird discount for enrollment. Or watch it live on YouTube with interactive chat. Subscribe at summerofyoga.com & we’ll send… Continue reading 7 Roadblocks to a Home Yoga Practice – Free Webinar #summerofyoga #yogachat

A Day in the Life of a Yoga Teacher: Sarit Z Rogers

  I met Sarit at an Eat, Breathe Thrive yoga workshop in Los Angeles. I was immediately drawn to her. She looked so cool, calm and comfortable in her own skin. Throughout the workshop, I continued to be charmed by her honesty, authenticity and welcoming nature that made anyone around her comfortable in her presence.… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Yoga Teacher: Sarit Z Rogers

A Bump in the Road

After listening to the Buddhist monk Jack Kornfield describe ‘Labeling the Thoughts’ as a meditation, I decided to try it for myself.  As I move through life, I am constantly weeding out the good, the bad, and the bullshit. I realized that this technique of labeling my thoughts aided me in this process. For instance,… Continue reading A Bump in the Road

Seva & You: How to Be of Service #yogachat

What is seva? “Seva” is a Sanskrit word meaning “selfless service” or work performed without any thought of reward or repayment. In ancient India seva was believed to help one’s spiritual growth and at the same time contribute to the improvement of a community. The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on the… Continue reading Seva & You: How to Be of Service #yogachat

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 them, wrap them in compassion, and then send them on their way. In meditation, we practice being with our thoughts – outside them, not inside… Continue reading Working with Uncomfortable Feelings

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.

Everyday Enlightenment Workshop with Julian Walker

Join me, Julian Walker, for my Everyday Enlightenment Workshop, on January 26th from 2 – 5 pm at Santa Monica Yoga. This unique afternoon will introduce you to “5 simple keys to clarity, compassion and mind-body healing” via learning and practicing 5 accessible and effective meditation techniques. In between meditations I will guide you through… Continue reading Everyday Enlightenment Workshop with Julian Walker

Day 4: Concentration & Compassion … and Twerking

If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world. ~ Sri Chinmoy Concentration is not my forté. In fact, while writing this post I’ve switched browser tabs… Continue reading Day 4: Concentration & Compassion … and Twerking