Now is the Practice of Yoga

A couple weeks ago, I felt pulled to my copy of Sri Swami Satchidananda's commentary of The Yoga Sutras. Specifically, the first Sutra (1.1) of the entire collection, "Atha Yoganusasanam." I had been introduced to this Sutra during my 200 hour yoga teacher training, and reintroduced when I attended a workshop series discussing the Sutras, …

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Please, don’t.

*Around 2 a.m. one night I was struggling to sleep. The following is what came from my mind at that time.* Please, don't say you need to work on your beach body. Please, don't say, "I need to lose another 5 pounds." Please, don't tear yourself down because you "failed" at or skipped your regular …

Dear America,

**Disclaimer: If you want to focus on light and happier topics, raising vibrations, or sending thoughts and prayers, then this post is probably not for you.**   Get your shit together. I thought the worst thing I was going to hear yesterday was the attempt to access the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade, …

Have You Grounded Today?

The word "ground" is used a whole freakin' lot in yoga classes. "Ground through your back heel." "Ground into the earth." "Ground within yourself." Sometimes we, yoga teachers, will switch "ground" for "root." What the heck does "ground" even mean? Why are we grounding so much in classes? Ground, typically, means two things; 1) to …