Be careful. I love you.

From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific… I live in a large metropolitan area where the traffic is… well… I suppose you could call it “terrific.” The holiday season brings a heightened sense of urgency, and over the past...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 50 – How to Draw a Mandala

50/100 ~ Yoga off the Mat: How to Draw a Mandala – I discovered the joy of drawing mandalas during my 200-hour yoga teacher training when tasked to demonstrate a way that I practice yoga “off the mat.” I’ve been drawing (and teaching others how to draw) them ever...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 4 – Body and Mind Connection

4/100 ~ Body/Mind Connection. I want to introduce this concept early in my 100-day project because it is such an important part of cultivating a healing yoga practice. The word YOGA is a Sanskrit word that means union or yoke. Think of all these parts as a whole: body...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 2 – Mountain Pose

2/100 ~ Mountain Pose (Tadasana) I also call this “Starbucks pose” because you can hold it while you wait in line for your coffee. This simple posture is a strong and powerful pose. Compare my relaxed stance in the photo on the right to my mountain pose...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 1 – The Breath

Welcome to Day 1 of my “100 Days of Yoga” project. When we become familiar with a practice of any kind, it’s easy to become oblivious to the routine of it. For instance, once we learn to drive, we don’t consciously have to think about pressing...

May we somehow be of service

“We rise by lifting others.”  ~ Robert Ingersoll My daughter and I took a little road trip last weekend and headed for Sedona as an early birthday celebration for me. It’s tradition for us to bless our road trips before we pull out of the driveway,...