Many mindfulness teachers point to the Chinese character for listening as an instruction manual for how to listen. The character is made up of brushstrokes that represent several elements: At the top are the signs for ear and eye; the sign for undivided attention sits in the middle; and it’s all held at the bottom by the symbol for heart.Read More
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Change is constant. Transition can be hard. Stressful situations will always arise. It's a common coping method to try to make things the way we want them rather than flow with the changes life brings. To try to control the events of our lives.Read More
It begins with some harmless flirting, as autumn lures us with brilliant colors, savory air, and delectable harvest treats. But quickly, autumn’s mission accelerates, unleashing more than just awe-striking beauty. Autumn is infused with wind, the energy of movement that is called Vata.
Vata is the "air" element characterized by wind and movement as well as coolness, lightness, and dryness. It is this energy that brings us through the elimination process and aging process overall. In autumn and early winter, it is the dominant energy both around and within us. Vata is the energy needed for change and re-creation. And as the seasons and nature change, so do we. And so should our yoga practice.Read More
I can not believe the time has final come... my book launches Tuesday, October 10! And, while Deep Listening is a culmination my almost 25 year of practice, I can remember my first savasana like it was yesterday.
It was a Monday evening, I was walking home from my marketing job at St. Martin’s Press and I passed a small metal sign affixed to the side of a building, just as I had hundreds of times before. I’d always noticed that sign: it read “Yoga Zone” in a font that used swirly circles for the letters. It was 1994 and there were probably only five yoga studios in all of Manhattan, and this was one of them.Read More
Even though you may feel like accelerating into September rush, it's actually a good time to also slow down and get more grounded.
It is a good time to nourish our roots, build our inner resources, like a tree pulling in sap. This will help preserve energy and boost our immune system for the eventual transition into winter.Read More
September always has me on the run. And even though there is an excitement to the freshness of renewed schedules, new notebooks (for my List Of Things To Do), and reorganizing drawers and closets, it is also an important time for relaxation and slowing down. Under the fresh start of September there is an undercurrent of nostalgia; a complex intertwining of change and reconnection, good-bye and hello.Read More
For those of you gathering with a family member that tends to ‘rile’ you up. Here is a little practice, so you can open your heart, when you have the impulse to do the opposite. A visualization practice, Metta meditation, that can change your day, and leaving you feeling grateful when you least expect it.Read More
For many of us, gratitude often appears to be something you have… not something you practice. Practicing gratitude can have a profound effect on the quality of your day and your health. It enriches your whole life.Read More
Thanksgiving dinner may be a calorie counter's nightmare. It can also be a stage for family drama, and the hyper-launch into winter holiday planning. However, the practice of gratitude can make a tremendous impact on our hearts, minds and health.Read More