A Parade of Archetypes

My son had some trouble this morning deciding who to be for the school Halloween party. He contemplated the Target-bought Snow Trooper costume and also a homemade Yoda outfit with green felt ears. He wanted to be Darth Vader for a few moments, but he couldn’t...

Singing at a Nursing Home

Saturday afternoon I went with the students from the Subtle Yoga Training and Personal Transformation Program at Community Yoga to a nursing home near Davidson, NC. The eighth weekend of the program is about seva (selfless service) which is an essential part of the...

The Long Salutation – Activating Your Child's Pose

Child’s Pose is a treat. It’s relaxing, it opens your hips, it calms your mind. But you can “activate” this pose – catalyze its benefits – if you repeat it. And that’s what Diirgha Pranam is essentially – an activated...

Viva Las Vagus Nerve

A corny title – but a cool nerve. The 10th of the cranial nerves, it is often called the “Nerve of compassion” because when it’s active, it helps create the  “warm-fuzzies” that we feel in our chest when we get a hug or are...

Focus on the Peaceful and the Light

I’ve blogged about this sutra before, but it’s such a gem that I want to come back to it – especially because Deepavali starts today (actually the most important night I am told is Saturday (see yesterday’s blog)). Vishoka va jyotishmati (Yoga...