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Posts Tagged 'meditation'

the joy and contentment of matsyasana (fish pose)

the joy and contentment of matsyasana (fish pose)
by Juliette Snijders

Feeling a bit out of balance? Grumpy and angry? Do fish pose and you will probably feel all kind and happy.

So why is fish pose making you all happy and kind?

Speaking from my own experience, 10 breaths in fish pose always leaves me with a feeling of compassion, joy and contentment.

How can that be?

In fish pose, as you ...

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Unexpected Beginnings

Unexpected Beginnings

So here I am, one week into yoga teacher training in Santa Barbara. In a few days, I’ve learned more about my body, my mind, and my being than I ever thought I could learn.  And we’ve barely just begun.

I moved in a week ago to this beautiful home in Montecito that we’re staying in…. it’s absolutely gorgeous. I survived my first week, and decided this past weekend that journaling ...

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saying good-bye to 2016

saying good-bye to 2016

The other day I had to stop the car at the side of the road. Tears were rolling down my cheeks, and I needed a few moments to recover myself before continuing to drive.

I had just dropped off my daughter at school and had NPR news on while driving back home. I have not read or listened to much news at all in the past 7 years or ...

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meditation training from Expanding Light

meditation training from Expanding Light

My husband Gyandev and I were invited to teach a 3-day meditation training for Evolation Yoga Teacher Training in Santa Barbara, California.

500 hour hot yoga teacher training

The directors Mark and Zefea decided to start incorporating meditation into the training; they also wanted more influence of Paramhansa Yogananda’s spiritual tradition in their training. They had us teach during the first weekend of ...

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