Perfect Moment Monday: Proud Warrior

February 23, 2014

My yoga mat has become a sacred space, imbued with my own energy — de-frenzified for a few moments. When I roll it out and begin my practice, my body responds by breathing more deeply. My mind responds by yoking itself to my breath and my body. My spirit responds by settling in, by more […]

Balance: Heaven on earth

March 21, 2012

Earlier this week we celebrated a time of balance, the moment in which the earth is midway on her path between solstices. Even the word equinox, equal night, denotes balance. The precise time of the spring equinox was 11:14 pm where I live, so I didn’t mark it with much fanfare. However, 10 hours later, […]

Because I just got taller

January 26, 2012

I had a biennial physical this week. Everything was great and one vital statistic was better than great: I am a half-inch taller than I used to be. I attribute it to yoga. A steady yoga practice can put space into one’s spine to counter the compression that comes over time. I began practicing yoga […]

Perfect Moment Monday: Vitamin D’asana

May 29, 2011

Views from my yoga mat this week:   The floors of the gym I go to were being resurfaced so the yoga class was kicked outside. Fortunately, the weather cooperated and during a mid-morning of perfect temperatures, we saluted the sun and the earth as we honored ourselves. It was in the low 60s — […]