January 28, 2017

     When I first decided to start taking this meditation thing seriously 10 years ago, I wanted to find out what I was thinking that prevented me from having a clear mind. I knew from my study of Buddhist teachings that a cluttered mind was an obstacle to spiritual pr...

November 21, 2016

You've spent a long day at the office. Eight or more hours hunched over your computer only to find yourself stuck in traffic on the commute home. Here you are, hunched over again, only this time over your steering wheel as you navigate the craziness to get yourself hom...

October 15, 2016

Yoga is not like shopping. When you go to the store, are you hoping to have a “shopping experience,” or isn’t there something you went there to buy?  When students walk into your yoga class, they are not there to just have a yoga-like experience; they probably have som...

August 28, 2016

Struggling Morning Meditation

5am. The house is dark. I light a candle and 

find my seat.

My ankles itch.

I’m cold.

I get a blanket and wrap up inside it.

I pull it like a cloak around me and over my head.

I cannot disappear from myself.

I watch my thoughts wander around.

I poi...

October 12, 2015

The kind of care you choose to receive is as invidual as you are.  Outgoing or extroverted people like friends, hugs, and verbal encouragement.  They go to public conferences, support groups, and seek reassurrance from others that they are not alone in their struggles....

Ashtanga, vinyasa, yin, restorative. How wonderful that so many styles of asana are available to us to arrive at the ultimate goal of samadhi: perfect conscious bliss. Each style has a different effect on the body depending on the depth of breathing, the pace of the se...

August 20, 2015

You can manage your stress with a little help and encouragement.

 

Stress is usually a reaction to something that is based on a future event, an unknown.  It may be a concern about a reaction from someone else to a situation you are involved in. 

This uncertaint...

February 24, 2015

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...

August 13, 2014

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...

July 9, 2014

We opened our new location on Bastanchury Rd. in Yorba Linda last week and I feel so fortunate to see many new people mingling with our students who made the transition to the new space. Some new and returning teachers are also adding a lively flavor to our class sched...

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