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This is not a drill.

This is not a drill. We’ve been given this body and breath for this moment only. This is the human guarantee: we have no idea what is next. The uncertainty is truly our only certainty. So, what to do with this NOW? Our life is made up of this stream of nows. It is how…

Consume. Consumer. Consuming. Consumed.

We have been born into a time when getting things has become our God. Filling our bags, homes, cars, kids, mind with more, more, more is the norm. We are the outcasts if we choose less, take less. And we’re left to find a way to explain to our children that even though our country…

Making Friends with Fear

We are sitting, breathing. Our bodies are in perfect working order. We have everything we need not only to live, but to thrive. And yet, our heart is pounding, our blood pressure rising, our nervous system going haywire, and our mind is racing around like an inebriated monkey. The power of fear to rule our physiology is fascinating;…

Sadhana: Daily Practice

Sadhana is the foundation of living yoga, the well from which we draw as students and teachers on the path. Whether you are a yoga teacher or a dedicated lifelong practitioner, cultivating and sustaining the habit of daily practice is an integral part of moving from “doing” yoga to being yoga, allowing it to permeate…

The Niyamas: Make a Commitment to Yourself

What are we committed to in this life? What direction do we hope to pursue and on what type of path? These are the questions that guide us when we approach the 5 living practices of niyamas. We start by recognizing that unlike many other packaged programs, the niyamas are not a list to be…

Why We Deity

If you’ve spent much time around the practice of yoga, even in the most sterilized version of what is called yoga, you will almost certainly have seen imagery or heard stories or chants invoking one of the many deities in the Hindu mythology… mantramag.com 

Yoga for Moms: 4 Reasons to Take This Course

Mother’s Day is coming up, and what better way to reward yourself for all you give and all you do than a yoga course devoted solely to you and your needs?  Join me for Yoga for Moms, a course I co-created with Yoga Journal, launching May 11 (enroll now). 1. It’s a gift for yourself….

Seasonal Self-Balancing
by Jenna Furnari

In the years before I began studying and practicing Āyurveda, I can look back to a pretty clear memory of a dull feeling of heaviness that would come over me at certain times each year. I didn’t know why or where this energy was coming from (and at the time, it didn’t even cross my…

Yoga for Moms: Going With the Flow

Join me for Yoga for Moms, a course I co-created with Yoga Journal. http://bit.ly/strong-mom-yoga Mothers are constantly facing obstacles, whether it’s dealing with willful children, facing expectations of motherhood versus reality, or even just getting from point A to point B. When you inevitably find yourself in these situations, it’s helpful to think of water…

Yoga for Moms: Meditation for Enoughness

Join me for Yoga for Moms, a course I co-created with Yoga Journal. http://bit.ly/strong-mom-yoga As moms, we often focus on the ways in which we feel we are not enough and what we don’t have enough of (time, money, etc.). One way to escape this focus on lack is to turn our attention toward what…

 
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