Tag: NYC Yoga

Not an Escape

Written by on November 6, 2018 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Meditation with 1 Comment
Not an Escape

Entering Sacred Space Something unique happens when we come to the yoga studio or sit on our meditation cushions. We close the door behind us, shutting the noisy world outside. We remove the dirt and insulation of our well-worn shoes, forgetting for a moment the path we have trodden to arrive. We take off our […]

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The Sun Within You

Written by on September 19, 2018 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
The Sun Within You

I awake today and sit enjoying the silence of the morning. Even as I sit, I’m watching the bright morning sun dance its procession around my front room. It is playing with the crystal hung in my eastern window and splattering rainbow prisms across each wall. Even as I look, the color changes and fades, […]

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Psyche and Eros Part 2: Love Against All Odds

Psyche and Eros Part 2: Love Against All Odds

The story continues . . .  If you didn’t read the first part of the story, click here.   Four Impossible Tasks So here’s Psyche in the same destitute place she started at but maybe worse because now she has had a taste of love and wants nothing more than to be back with Eros. She’s […]

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Getting High on Life

Written by on July 3, 2018 in Conscious Living, Thrive with 0 Comments
Getting High on Life

The word prana is Sanskrit meaning life force energy. We feel and experience prana at all times, although we probably have different names for it. Unfortunately, many of the ways we change our energy today use substances like sugar, caffeine, or alcohol which exact a crash on the other side. Millennia of practice and experimentation […]

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The Science of Yoga

The Science of Yoga

Yoga is a lot of things. It’s an art, it’s a philosophy and mode of spirituality, it’s a type of therapy. But perhaps more than any of these yoga is a science. Science is often misunderstood as a bundle of facts—information that has been proven and is now called Truth. But science isn’t that at […]

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Stressed?

Written by on June 12, 2018 in Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Stressed?

People often assume that because I teach yoga I never get stressed. I assure you, nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve co-taught Yoga for Anxiety courses, not because I never get stressed, but because sometimes I freak out too and sometimes I use the tools yoga has taught me to help me manage […]

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What’s Your Heart’s Gift for the World?

Written by on January 30, 2018 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Meditation with 0 Comments
What’s Your Heart’s Gift for the World?

Can you imagine what the world would be like if Vincent Van Gogh sold real estate for a living instead of painted? There’s nothing wrong with selling real estate—I have deep respect for those who do—but that simply wasn’t Van Gogh’s gift for the world. Van Gogh tried several different jobs before dedicating himself to […]

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Satva: Finding the Middle

Written by on January 23, 2018 in Conscious Living, Healing & Natural Remedies, Thrive with 0 Comments
Satva: Finding the Middle

Samkhya, the ancient school of classical yoga philosophy, describes the universe and all its qualities using three main humors, called Gunas. These qualities are Rajas, Tamas, and Satva. Understanding these basic qualities, described by an ancient philosophy may help us to find balance in our own lives.  The first Guna is Rajas and generally describes […]

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Free At Last: Yoga Principles for Social Revolution

Free At Last: Yoga Principles for Social Revolution

We just celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Did you know that MLK was a student of Gandhi? Well, maybe not personally but he studied Gandhi’s use of the yogic principles of Ahimsa or non-violence and Tapas, the heat necessary for transformation, as templates for leading the American social revolution of the Civil Rights […]

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The Philosophy of Balance

Written by on January 9, 2018 in Conscious Living with 0 Comments
The Philosophy of Balance

The Samkhya school of classical yoga philosophy describes the universe and all its qualities using three main humors, called Gunas. These are Rajas, Tamas, Sattva. Rajas is generally building, full of fire, or energizing, while Tamas is generally grounding, calming, and inert. The skillful negotiation of the two brings us to the precious middle path, […]

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Meditation To Help You Sleep

Meditation To Help You Sleep

I’ve been teaching meditation techniques to help sleep for 15 years and I’d like to share with you this very effective, and simple technique. Tell me if this sounds familiar . . .  It’s 2:30 am. You’ve been lying in bed for hours feeling miserable, tired, and stressed because tomorrow (actually, just later today) you’ve […]

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A Magic Mantra for Thanksgiving

A Magic Mantra for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and family tension go together like turkey and cranberries–a barely tolerable experience that often leaves a dry and bitter taste in your mouth. Actually feeling true, heart-swelling, gut-wrenching gratitude on Thanksgiving seems a faaar cry from what actually happens on this holiday, something which could oftentimes be best described as emotional dodgeball. But it […]

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The Gayatri Mantra and A Love Supreme

The Gayatri Mantra and A Love Supreme

The Gayatri Mantra Watch a short video and hear me chant the Gayatri Mantra and discuss about understanding it by exploring John Coltrane’s masterpiece, A Love Supreme.   Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt   Translation: Everything on the Earth and in the sky and in between […]

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In Defense of Women: Redefining Masculinity

In Defense of Women: Redefining Masculinity

  With so many women speaking up recently in social media about abuse that they’ve suffered, it’s made me think about the role of men and how we define masculinity which contributes to such abuse. Any abuse of women from men is a gross imbalance of the masculine and feminine energy. Yoga means yoking together, […]

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3 Yoga Poses to Alleviate Headaches

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Exercise and Fitness, Health, Mind-Body Connection, Thrive with 0 Comments
3 Yoga Poses to Alleviate Headaches

Headaches are all too common. While there are many reasons for headaches including dehydration, sinus congestions, and viruses, many times headaches are the result of unconscious tension in your neck and shoulders. Here are 3 yoga poses that will help alleviate the tension in neck and shoulders when done regularly. If you’re feeling a headache, […]

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