Fire Up Your Digestion + Try This Agni Stoking Elixir

Fire Up Your Digestion + Try This Agni Stoking Elixir

Digestion, in Ayurveda, is a cornerstone of well-being. From the lens of Ayurveda, every disease is believed to arise from inefficient digestion. Agni, the fiery metabolic energy of digestion, allows us to assimilate food while ridding the body of wastes and toxins. Agni transforms dense physical matter into the more subtle forms of energy the body needs to be healthy, generate warmth, and also sustain a balanced mood and clear mind. 

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One Event, Many Masters! Join Me at Yoga Journal Live in NYC and Save!

One Event, Many Masters! Join Me at Yoga Journal Live in NYC and Save!

I remember attending my first Yoga Journal Conference in the mid 90's. There was so much excitement in meeting new teachers and students, a nurturing energy and optimism shared by all, and lasting connections made. I loved it!  Now, with so many years of experience behind them, Yoga Journal has crafted a very special LIVE experience with April 19-22 in NYC I'm honored to be teaching at it!

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8 Steps to Spring Clean Your Organs

8 Steps to Spring Clean Your Organs

Spring is ruled by the organs of liver and gallbladder, our main organs for cleansing and processing toxins. Our liver processes allergens that come from pollen and pollution, but if our liver is taxed, it has a hard time working as smoothly. It's time to give these organs a little break. Think of it like an oil change for your body.

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Here Is How To Feel More Connected And Calm Right Now

Here Is How To Feel More Connected And Calm Right Now

To connect and check-in with my students, I have long began all of my yoga classes offering the general opening question,  "How are you today?"  When one student shares an answer, many others in the classroom agree that they feel similarly.

I am sure you will not be surprised to know that this month (season, year), responses often included sense of overwhelm. Last week, one student responded to my opening question, "I feel like I've been holding my breath for a really long time."

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Resolutions vs. Intentions: A New Ritual For the New Year

Resolutions vs. Intentions: A New Ritual For the New Year

New Year's is often a time to create resolutions. To 'fix', change, or improve ourselves: to become better and happier. However, in resolution setting we tend to disregard the essential wisdom that the journey of yoga is not one of 'fixing' ourselves, but rather in reconnecting with our inherently exquisite selves; our wholeness.

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Join Me For A Thanksgiving Practice On Facebook Live

Join Me For A Thanksgiving Practice On Facebook Live

Join me at 8am on Thanksgiving for a short early morning relaxation for gratitude.

We will pause, let the earth hold us, and our breath fill us. Turn inward to greet and welcome ourselves, to offer ourselves a gesture of kindness. We will create a safe space inside, so that we can meet our day, our dear ones, and all others - from a place of calmness, clarity, and compassion.

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Listening Is Where Love Begins

Listening Is Where Love Begins

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.

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Why It's A Good Time To Get Down (And Put Your Legs Up)

Why It's A Good Time To Get Down (And Put Your Legs Up)

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. 

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