Santosha with a dash of Aparigraha

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” — Tony Robbins It’s taken me a little while, but I think I’ve found a way to close a yoga class that I really like. Why not speak of gratitude, at every opportunity? I’ll leave it at that – if you’d like to experience it, come…

View from the nest

Here we are, the Monday after the snowing-all-day-Saturday Snowpocalypse, and my general assessment of the weekend was that it was tiring: right now, I’m sore all over from shoveling and from moving around, though, and over snow. How did I lose the lovely feeling I had, late Saturday night? No hangover was involved. Maybe it’s…

Just Breathe

The winter holiday season feels a little different, now that I’m a yoga teacher. Likely, it’s not just because twice a week, I gather a few coworkers, play some inspiring music, and get them to move around a little and breathe, though that’s a notable difference from last early December. Breathing is, after all, a…

some guidelines

It seems beautifully ironic that this post is about contentment and non-grasping, when my photo du jour is of an delightfully luscious dessert. But I’m going to do it anyway. In these months that follow my yoga teacher training, a program that I was told would be transformative, I’ve been thinking about exactly what may…

Say what you mean and mean what you say

Early on in my teacher training course, we covered the yamas, and we were asked to pick one that we’d like to focus on, for the duration of the course. I picked Satya, partly because it’s a favorite jewelry brand and I was delighted to learn that that the word related to my yoga practice….