I'd love to hear your thoughts and reflections on any of these posts.
I was talking with a very wise woman recently about how unsettled I felt with all of the chaos in D.C. She shared with me how important it is that we look at what's going on, at the forces and agendas playing out on the national and world scene and our thoughts and feelings around it all...as much as we want to turn away and look elsewhere. We can't heal what's not seen and known to us. She also stressed the importance of staying grounded; connected to both Earth and the heavens, aligning with the heart as we ground. It was a wonderful reminder of how I can choose to be in this world. Here's what I've been doing when I'm feeling unsettled and anxious these days: Sit in a chair with feet firmly planted on the ground, closing your eyes or gazing softly at the floor in front of...
Yoga isn't supposed to be about ME, the teacher, and it isn't. Not by a long shot. But I gotta say, I just love it when a student shows up for class who either experiences yoga for the first time or returns to yoga after taking a number of years off. That's what this month's post is about. Here are seven reasons why I love working with students new to yoga. 1. I feel great satisfaction and pleasure when a new face shows up in my yoga classes. It brings fresh energy into the room and it's as if I'm experiencing yoga for the first time right along with them. 2. I love hearing their comments, sometimes said with awe and surprise, after their first class or two: "I'm amazed at how this peaceful feeling stays with me after class...days and days." "I didn't want to drag myself to...