Gratitude

Gratitude

Over the past twenty years, whenever someone asks me why I practice or teach Yoga, it is hard for me to come up with an easy answer. It is so hard to express in words what the body and the heart are able to feel and absorb. I tell people that yoga has saved my life...
You Are Bliss! (Inversions)

You Are Bliss! (Inversions)

Vitarke Badhane Pratipaksha Bhavanam, Sutra 2.33 — When disturbed by negative thoughts, opposite ones should be thought of. This is Pratipaksha Bhavanam. Happy New Year to all of you. This is the time when many of us contemplate what changes we might like to make in...
Stop Waiting on Happy: Creating Joy On and Off the Mat

Stop Waiting on Happy: Creating Joy On and Off the Mat

Do you often catch yourself saying the phrase “I’ll be happy when I…” get the job, finish the project, pay off my debt, go on vacation, etc.? It can be an exhausting effort to constantly wake up each day, striving to succeed and thinking that the next accomplishment...
Shine Your Light

Shine Your Light

“December is a holy month. Maybe it is the dark, silky silence that descends so early that speaks to me of reverence. Maybe it is the promise that December holds—that no matter how dark, how cold, how empty it can get, the light is coming back. Something always...
Salute The Sun

Salute The Sun

July in East Hampton brings long, warm, sunny days with (hopefully!) some time to enjoy the splendor around us. Nature is growing wild; corn and melons and zucchini abound—all the result of that generous light. I’ve always loved that we start many yoga practices with...
Every Day is “Memorial Day”

Every Day is “Memorial Day”

There’s a lot of talk in the yoga and meditation worlds these days about “being in the moment,” being present for what is happening here, now. God knows we could all use some practice at staying in the moment, as our minds all too easily slip back into rehashing past...

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