The Ground of Confidence

A version of this article appeared in the January 2102 issue of Namaskar. Maybe you know the story: you lose your job, get dumped by your boyfriend or girlfriend, then the cat runs away and you tear your hamstring, all in the same week. Your morale takes a plunge. After all the work you’ve doneContinue reading “The Ground of Confidence”

Krishnamacharya’s Yoga Makaranda

All the practices of yoga–asana, pranayama, bandhas, or meditation–should be made suitable to the individual, considering that person’s time or season, place, age, profession, strength, and other factors. Tirumalai Krishnamacharya Krishnamacharya, the father of modern yoga, was the teacher of, among others, BKS Iyengar, Desikachar and our beloved Pattabhi Jois. His wise counsel has inspiredContinue reading “Krishnamacharya’s Yoga Makaranda”

14 Aspirations for a Happier New Year

1. Let go of something you know is not good for you. You don’t have to be dramatic about it. Just do it. If you slip on your discipline a week later, just try again, quietly. 2. Eat more raw food. It’s healthier, better for the planet, gives you incredible energy, and makes you wantContinue reading “14 Aspirations for a Happier New Year”

How to Make Like a Buddha…

Last week I published an article in Elephant Journal, How to Know When it’s Time to Make Like a Buddha and Flee the Palace. But the question remains….then what? Fleeing the palace, or in my case, loosening my ties with the Ashtanga yoga community, is not really something that can be decided. It’s like suddenly,Continue reading “How to Make Like a Buddha…”

10 Things for which I am Thankful

I’m grateful today for: 1. The incredible good fortune of a precious human body with which to enjoy this life 2. The love of friends and family who guide me along the way 3. The practices of yoga and meditation, and the joy of sharing them with others 4. My teachers, who shared and continueContinue reading “10 Things for which I am Thankful”