There is a fire within my heart that I have allowed to run cold. Passion, purpose, vision. Each of these a spark requiring constant kindling to keep aglow that I have allowed to fade into nothing. I’ve been channeling my energy elsewhere. To the “supposed to-s,” the “should do-s,” and the “maybe there is something … Continue reading The Precipice. Jump or Die.
Trust your vision and go with it. The suffering is not in the right or wrong, good, or bad. It is in the in between. The indecision. The middle ground where you're not all in or all out, But stuck stubbornly on the fence. Thinking, thinking, thinking... "should I this?" or "should I that?" The longer … Continue reading Limbo
Who are we when we're under pressure? This is one of the many questions our practice answers. I notice in my own life that when my practice becomes difficult, it is because I am making my life harder than it needs to be. So, I work through some stuff on the mat. Go through a … Continue reading Under Pressure
In addition to teaching yoga, practicing yoga, writing about yoga, I also make handmade yoga inspired jewelry. And from now until Christmas, I will be running a little Holiday Give Back fundraiser through my shop, Sacred Vagabond, to support my small business and to spread a little light into the world. Here's a little background on … Continue reading Holiday Give Back From Sacred Vagabond
The pose, the day, the body's condition may be different, but the teaching is always the same. Be still. Listen. Watch. No judgements. No stories. Of course, they will come. But the teaching remains. No matter what arises within -- they are but frames on a reel of film. In practice we learn to see beyond the frames, but … Continue reading The Light Itself
It's been a while since I've sat down to write a post. And I don't think I have ever simply opened up a new draft in WordPress and just started typing. I always felt like I needed to prepare first. Do my research. Take original photographs to include with my post. Write a rough draft … Continue reading I have to write and I simply cannot ignore it any longer.
*This piece was originally shared on Sequenched.com - a best kept online secret for yoga teachers in creating smart, integrated, and expansive classes that their students will love.* A yoga teacher and mentor once told me, “it’s easy to see what is going on in our students' bodies, but much more difficult to tell what is … Continue reading Believe in the Unseen
For the last few weeks I feel I have been struggling in my asana (yoga posture) practice. Everything from my recent move to a new apartment, to a pending career shift, to the unresolved pain in my lower back/hip (and of course my own inner resistances) have kept me away from much physical practice. Despite … Continue reading To The Crying Girl in my Yoga Class… And Everyone Else who Feels the Same… Including Myself
*This piece was written a few weeks ago. I started it the morning I came back to my Mysore practice after taking a step back for a while. It took everything I had to go to that class that morning. And when I got home, It took everything I had left to write this blog. I know that somewhere … Continue reading What I Learned While I Avoided My Yoga Mat Like the Plague
Thinking about meditation… during mediation? <--- Yeah. Guilty…. Where do your thoughts seem to gravitate to when you consciously quite your mind? Your answer will show you the thought patterns that create unnecessary stress in your life. For me, sometimes it seems every other thought during mediation goes back to thinking about building my career … Continue reading A Meditation Exercise to Reduce Stress