Teaching Compassion for Yoga Teachers: Stage One

Jack Kornfield

The heart is like a garden: it can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. ~ Jack Kornfield   One of the first questions I ask of my YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) students is: “Why is ahimsa, compassion, the most encompassing of all the yamas?” Students answer with beautiful replies like this one from Jennifer Fogle:… Continue reading Teaching Compassion for Yoga Teachers: Stage One

Santosha: Root to Rise with the Five B’s

Like the lotus, live joyfully among the sorrows of the world. Parmahansa Yogananda Last week as I sat down to write about Santosha, I was side-tracked by the dramatic news story of the furling (taking down) of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House. The furling of this symbol of racism was a result… Continue reading Santosha: Root to Rise with the Five B’s

Balance: It’s all about the Swing

Master teacher Debbi Murphy shares insights on finding balance. “Our own elegant physiology also reflects the importance of balance. Every move we make, every breath we take is a biological drive towards homeostasis, equanimity.”

Must See Exhibit on Yogic Art at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC

Mandala at the beginning of the exhibit Attention, yogis! If you are in Washington DC any time from now until January 26, 2014, you have an amazing opportunity to view the world’s first exhibit of yogic art at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Titled “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” the exhibit is a comprehensive… Continue reading Must See Exhibit on Yogic Art at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC