In Buddhist and Yogic studies, the concept of non-attachment is a popular one. It is understood that deep attachment to people, outcomes, and objects can cause suffering—as when these things leave, we may experience grief, sorrow, regret, or resentment. So, a common thread woven into the fabric of living a more mindful life is to practice the art of non-attachment. But what about also practicing attachment as well?Read More
Tapas-one of the Niyamas of 8 Limb Path of Yoga—activities that are part of healthy, fulfilling living—is derived from the Sanskrit verb tap, or “to burn.” It refers to the discipline of burning away physical, energetic, or mental impurities.Read More
Named after the moon, the standing balance Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) invites you to tap into both the calm, balancing the energy of the moon and the fiery force of the sun. In this pose, you discover how the coming together of two opposing energies generates a power that is greater than its separate parts.
In the West, we translate this gesture as a posture of prayer. Because we have grown up with this gesture as part of our culture, each of us probably has our own personal connection to this mudra. The beauty of this gesture, which positions us right at the core of our being, is timeless and universal.Read More
In one sense, generosity is natural: We can no more help giving than we can live without the support of everything we receive. One way to describe the act of generosity is to relate it to the natural elements: the way the earth supports us without ever demanding thanks, the way the sun shines and the rain falls.Read More
There are many reasons why we don't fully receive gifts, favors, and compliments—ranging from feelings of guilt or insecurity ("I don't deserve it") to a sense of entitlement ("I have it coming to me, so what's the big deal?"), a fear that we don't have the wherewithal to reciprocate, or a sneaking suspicion that the gift has hidden strings. Even when we're truly in need, our ego will often resist the discomfort of fully receiving.Read More
A support group
for new and pregnant mommas
Monica Biery is a momma of three, two teenaged sons and an eight year old daughter and considers her vocation as a mother to be the most important, most amazing and the most difficult of all. Often times being a new momma in our culture can be very isolating. The purpose of this group is to bring new mommas together to learn from each other, to gain encouragement, insight and information and to love and support one another through this beautiful and precious yet sometimes scary and vulnerable time of life.Read More
In Sanskrit, Visoka va jyotismati translates to the light within which is free from all suffering and sorrow. What is noteworthy about this Yoga Sutra is that it does not contain any specific instructions. Instead, it simply offers the image of jyotismati, or our inner light, free from sorrow or grief (visoka)—and purposely leaves the way open for the application of the sutra to vary according to each person's individual needs and beliefs.Read More
It’s so hard to turn your brain off these days and get some quiet. There seem to be endless distractions or tasks that demand our attention. And this makes it so hard to disconnect for quiet and rejuvenating time to simply do nothing.Read More
As a human, it is inevitable to miscommunicate with yourself on a regular basis.
As a human, it is inevitable to miscommunicate with yourself on a regular basis.Read More