We all want a sensible vehicle to take us down the long road to sunny skies with safety and reliability. You could run it like a sports car, but that takes a lot of work that you perhaps don’t have the time for. I won’t assume that you have a phD in engineering, or that you know everything there is to know about maintenance on the car you have. But I’m telling you now that you only get one car— for your whole life. And you didn’t get to choose the make or model either. (Ca
What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread joint and muscle pain. Imagine living with the constant fear of not being able to sleep at night, or feeling afraid of experiencing a long lasting pain because of a casual bumping into someone in a large crowd. Patients with fibromyalgia live with these anxieties and pains on a daily basis. Even though many researchers believe that fibromyalgia patients have altered pain perception and no physical in
Yours is a highly personal yoga practice, even when we practice in a group. The positive energy we get from a group can motivate and bolster our spirits, but when life gets in the way, we need to remember what we've learned to practice on our own. The only way to get the benefits of doing yoga is to DO the yoga, and sometimes that means getting a professional to design a sequence and support you in your efforts to practice it.
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The following is an excerpt from "Freedom Meditation to Release Attachment," a recent meditation class I taught at Full Circle Yoga in October, 2014. Aparigraha is the observance of non-hoarding in the moral code of yogic behaviors that, if kept, provides the most personal empowerment, freedom from any fear, anything that might prevent you from fulfilling your life’s purpose to be truly happy! Aparigraha is the 5th yama (moral observance) of the Yoga Sutras according to Patan
Let's get one thing straight. Not one single thing will ever stay exactly the same. Not a mountain. Not your spouse. Not your job. Not your face. Not even your memory of life itself. Everything is changing, degenerating, and evolving. This is a fact of life in a human body with a human mind. How fast it all appears and disappears is a matter of perspective. We say, "Of course! Everybody knows that!" So, why is it so painful to allow a change that is happening with or without
I love beginners! I love everything about the fresh curiosity when someone learns that yoga can help them with their problematic neck, back, shoulder, anxiety, stiffness, you-name-it. I am asked nearly every day, and I answer every one of those questions with fresh enthusiasm as though I am saying it for the first time. Why? Because you may be hearing it for the first time, and I want you to know that there is hope. Because I may be able to get you relief when nothing else