Pregnancy is a beautiful time to be doing yoga. Not only does it prepare your body for labor and post-partum, but it can keep you strong, supple and spacious as your body shifts shape to make room for your little loved one.… Read more
THE NAVEL or SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
The Third Chakra
The third chakra is the seat of personal power, the sense of self, and will.
When it is activated and in balance, you feel confident, able to express yourself, and able to conduct your affairs in the world without hindrance.… Read more
THE SACRAL CHAKRA
The Second Chakra
The second chakra is the home of personal creativity and sexuality.
When it is activated and in balance, it is easy to express yourself creatively or artistically, and you are comfortable and satisfied by your sensual and sexual experiences.… Read more
THE ROOT CHAKRA
The First Chakra
The root chakra forms the foundation for all other chakras, housing kundalini energy in its coiled, potential form.
When it is activated and in balance, you operate from a sense of security because you feel that you are genuinely supported in all that you do.… Read more
I’m writing today on a pretty personal note just to share that my partner Joe and I are expecting a baby! We are elated, and we expect our little munchkin to arrive somewhere around the end of January or early February, 2019.… Read more
Here’s a post answering some of the questions you’ve asked about handstand.
Where do I gaze?
Draw an imaginary line between your pointer fingers and envision at dot right at the middle. This gaze point is neutral enough to not strain your neck but forward enough to keep your body aligned over your hands, something that takes practice.… Read more
Patanjali taught that there are five obstacles, called the kleshas, on the path toward ultimate freedom. This post takes a look at each obstacle and then offers a few self-study prompts so that you can determine which kleshas are keeping you contained in suffering.… Read more
In yogic thought the manifest world is comprised of three basic characteristics called the gunas: energy, idleness, and clarity (rajas, tamas, and sattva) which are always in flux. Every object, every abstraction, and each one of us has some combination of these three components of nature.… Read more
Do you know someone who can never be wrong? Maybe you know many people who harbor this common quirk.
Maybe that person is you.
I’m going to put it right out there that I am someone who is sometimes wrong. Let me say that again because it’s such a liberating, though oddly difficult, revelation: I am capable of being wrong.… Read more
Going vegan was one of the easiest and best changes I have ever made in my life. It’s brought my eating habits in alignment with my values and with my conscience. Now I more carefully plan each meal so that I can be sure to get the right balance of nutrients every day.… Read more