Samskaras, emotional eating & choosing your destiny

Sequentially, day eleven follows day ten. No big deal, unless it is the first day after the last day of a ten day cleanse. Day eleven then becomes ripe with choices and truths. Ten days ago I committed to omit coffee, alcohol, sugar, dairy and processed foods from my diet. Today, I get to decide… Continue reading Samskaras, emotional eating & choosing your destiny

Understanding Samskaras #yogachat

Understanding Samskaras

What are samskaras and how do they affect us? [Tweet it] Why is it important to become aware of your samskaras? [Tweet it] What are the gunas? And, how do samskaras relate to the gunas? [Tweet it] What practices can help you become aware of your samskaras? [Tweet it] How can your yoga and meditation practice… Continue reading Understanding Samskaras #yogachat

Forgiveness Begins Within

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As I sit on my mat, soles of my feet pressing together, knees floating above the ground, my hips trying to release some deeply-held tension, I bow down over my legs and dangle my head over the soles of my feet.  In this position I feel the tension in my back begin to soften, but… Continue reading Forgiveness Begins Within

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

Five Steps to Living Your Truth

Satya is a Sanskrit word meaning truth or reality.  Patanjali refers to it in verse 2.28 of the Yoga Sutras as the second of the five Yamas – a list of guidelines for “right living”. This can seem like such a simple concept – tell the truth, don’t lie.  But is it really that simple? … Continue reading Five Steps to Living Your Truth

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 to reveal your authentic self, your dharma. Truth is the scalpel that dissects and cuts away kleshas and samskaras to reveal our diamond self. But… Continue reading Truth: We are Love