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14 intentions for a mindful New Year

14 intentions for a mindful New Year   For six years I have been living with someone with whom I wasn’t properly communicating. That’s six years of misunderstood interactions and thinking I was doing the “right” thing, when really I was causing more suffering. Of course,...

Morning yoga routine

Morning yoga routine   Bring clarity and peace into your day with this 10-minute morning yoga home practice. This yoga lesson will awaken your legs, relieve tension in the neck and prepare your mind and heart for the day — a great precursor to morning meditation. Time: 10 minutes...

30 days to You again with You Again Yoga

30 days to You again with You Again Yoga   There comes a certain point when you’re tired of waiting. You’ve prayed and sweated and stretched and cried the heck out of whatever is making your life uncomfortable — yet it remains. Maybe all it needs is one more Sun Salutation, you think,...

Turn your ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’

Turn your ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’   When we bury our trauma, we bury our healing. You know what that means, don’t you? If you want to get past whatever’s preventing you from being present, you have to journey back to the source. This feels a lot like trying to correct your posture...

Why ‘It could be worse’ doesn’t help you heal

Why ‘It could be worse’ doesn’t help you heal   Last Wednesday ushered in a chill that penetrated two layers of socks and pants — while wearing them indoors. Yep, on the coldest day and night of the season, our heater decided to stop working. Halfway through the 19-degree day, it occurred to me that a 61...

The real reason for coming to your yoga mat

The real reason for coming to your yoga mat   Staring at your empty yoga mat right before the teacher talks you into motion is a sacred time. This is the moment of your arrival, with everything you’ve brought today and some deeply hidden things you will rediscover later like a coin in a couch...