People who have yet to start a yoga practice may feel intimidated by what they perceive as yoga. This is probably because they equate yoga only with the physical, outward aspect of yoga — the asanas (postures). And if yoga is only about being able to contort and twist your body into these difficult postures, … Read more
Have you ever been overwhelmed with life, particularly when life confronts you with two seemingly impossible choices? Every decision, every choice, brings loss. When we decide on one thing, it means we give up something else. But usually the good in what we choose outweighs the bad of what we don’t choose. Those choices require … Read more
Ever read a description of a real (meaning some of those yogis in India) yogi’s daily routine? I’m currently in a yoga teacher training here in Israel and am challenged with learning anatomy in a second language that I’m not that fluent in. But yesterday our teacher, Yael Ziv, read a description of the suggested … Read more
Hafez, the great 14th century Sufi poet, highlights a key to the yogic path. Briefly put, our actions, not our intentions, are what count. The emphasis is on the doing. Or, as the famous Nike slogan tells us: JUST DO IT.
In the post, It’s About Time, I wrote about the importance of following your own dharma, your own life path. Sadly, many of us have built our lives around external expectations, doing anything to avoid that dreaded feeling of rejection, of not feeling accepted for who we really are. The irony of course is that … Read more
Yoga is the stilling of the changing states of the mind.” ~ Yoga Sutra 1: 2 Have you ever taken a vacation to the mountains or seashore only to return to the city and feel overwhelmed by the noise and activity? Perhaps you didn’t even notice the noise and activity before, but now it feels … Read more