Fast track to December 31st, 2017... What does your year look like? What have you accomplished in 2017 that makes it the best year ever professionally and personally? If you find yourself frequently saying "I don't have time" for things that truly matter to you, what follows may be helpful (and an eye opener!)
Time for confession. I am a fundamentally shy and private person. I am most comfortable behind the scenes. And yet, when I look at my life, there have been numerous times where I found myself on small stages, figuratively and literally speaking.
A friend asked me recently what I would be doing if I had no fears. “Broadway!” I spontaneously exclaimed, with jazz hands. A surprising statement based on my confession of the day.
Autumn has arrived! A time of transition, this season will eventually bring colder weather, higher winds, and shorter days. These unavoidable changes can subtly affect our level of energy and overall wellbeing. In the Ayuverdic medicine, autumn is the Vata season. To maintain balance and counteract the windy, erratic and cool qualities of Vata, it is best to direct our efforts towards grounding ourselves and creating warmth in our lives. Here are a few tips on how to maintain balance during this wonderful seasonal shift.
I recently asked my friend Lisa what she considers to be her favorite asana. With no hesitation, she answered Downward-Facing Dog! Here is her take on this foundational yoga posture that people either love or loathe! "It’s one of my favorite “go to” yoga postures for many reasons.
The virtues of yoga for improving strength and flexibility, as well as cultivating a sense of overall wellbeing are well known. For me, my yoga practice varies based on my mood, on how my mind and body feel on that day. One constant remains though, every time I step onto my yoga mat; the desire to create space in my body, in my busy mind. To release tension as opposed to build more. I recently came across this short text written by Rachel Brathen, an international yoga teacher, whom, I believe, captured in words the subtle goals of yoga.