Do Holidays Like a Yogi: Stay Calm Tips for the Season

It’s that time of year again. We’re stringing tinsel and hanging lights, hosting gatherings and making lists. What should we buy Aunt Edna? What should we bring to the office party? Where’s the rest of the wrapping paper?   From decorations to endless decisions — ’tis the season to be stressed out.   What’s a ...

How Meditation Can Help with Bad Moods

Ever had a day when everyone/everything seemed to annoy you? If pushing your buttons were a sport, the world would be gold-medal ready. There’s this wonderful guy in my life. He’s checked all the boxes on my list: thoughtful, hardworking, funny, responsible, healthy, adventurous, etc. (Yes, there is a list...there’s always a list). But on ...

3 Surefire Ways to Turn People Off

Whether you’re a social butterfly, or a regular recluse, you may have some inadvertent behaviors that automatically turn people off. Before I created this list, I began to think about what makes me avoid a person — what attitudes or habits hinder my relationships. I think it’s important to identify offensive acts, and then examine ...

Cultivating Balance – How to Take it From the Mat to This Moment

Balance – it’s something we yogis must learn to master on the mat. We might have begun our practice with no more stability than a drunk straddling a line, but in time we learned to steady our limbs and cultivate gentle strength and perpetual stillness in our postures. The physical practice of yoga offers us ...