Over 11 million Americans practice yoga – That number has steadily increased over the last decade and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Anyone with a regular practice can attest to the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga. It’s no surprise that Western culture has not only accepted yoga, but embraced it. Many American’s see yoga as fitness, but yoga is ultimately about transformation and growth. Some argue that ...Read More →
When you are in training, you never know what is going to be next with your body, and especially with your mind. We are all in a non stop scenic railway waiting to know if we are going up or down or even fly out and crash!!
Yesterday I was feeling so tired that I almost felt asleep during the second practise of the day, but today I was completely renewed ...Read More →
Happy spring equinox to everyone! Spring equinox marks the official start of spring; the day when the sun aligns directly over the earth’s equator. On this day, twice a year (once in the spring, once in the fall), the length of day and night are the same…equinox=equal night. This day has been celebrated throughout history for many different reasons; increased sunlight hours, the shift of the season, restoration of crop ...Read More →
Surrender. I love this word, however, in the main stream it is associated with losing a battle or losing control. It almost has a negative meaning. To Surrender in sanskrit has a different meaning.
Ishvara pranidhana – Surrendering (pranidhana) to a higher source (Ishvara). Beautiful.
Surrender is a wonderful life-enforcing and therapeutic exercise. There will come a day when we will all have to let go of the physical shell that we ...Read More →
That crazy time of year has suddenly crept up on us again. I can’t believe it is christmas again, already!
As 2012 comes to a close and we begin to reflect on the happenings and non happenings of 2012. What fell off the bottom of the list and what got lost amidst the mistletoe. We begin again to think about the coming year and setting new years resolutions.
Before you start to ...Read More →
When I first started my work with special-needs children an average day for me was typically divided into two extremes. The first half of the day I work with extremely active pre-school children whose diagnoses place them within the autism spectrum. Their autism often makes it difficult for them to communicate their needs and self-regulate; hence the activeness. The kids are full of love and they teach me a valuable ...Read More →
Regularly, I receive phone calls that start like this: “-My doctor says I can’t practice yoga this year because of my medical condition. What is wrong? “I am pregnant.” I am always so surprised by this response that I am silent for a while before I can find a response.
During all of my years at ...Read More →