July 27, 2015

Today's meditation moment finds us in high summer. If you are feeling the heat, it may be nice for you to just sit and chill for a moment. Sit by a natural water source or play some watery music to help soothe your soul today. The photos for today were taken during a creek walk at a local park. Man it felt good just to get our feet wet in the creek surrounded by mother natures calming green canopy. 

 

Meditation Pose

Just get comfortable - breathe in fully - breathe out fully - let yourself have a moment to soften.

 

Meditation Mantra 

"So Hum" ---- affirming "I am"..... I am here..... I am calm..... I am open...... I am is totally up to you.

You can coordinate the mantra with your breath to help you learn to focus your mind over an extended period of time to encourage a deeper inner connection and feeling of calm. You might breathe in "So" and breathe out "Ham." Find a rhythm t...

July 20, 2015

I've recently had more and more students ask me about the more subtle aspects of our Yoga practices. Meditation, mantra, mudra, pranayama, and philosophical studies are tools and techniques that you can use to take you deeper into the heart of practice where peace, harmony, and resilience take root. I'm planning to do my best to highlight some aspects of my personal meditation and yoga in action practices each week in way of inspiration to help you develop or deepen your own practice.

 

My personal practice has developed over many years and has included the study of a wide range of traditions. I've taken the tools from the traditions that naturally resonated the most with me and have assimilated in a way that supports me and my values. I believe this to be a great benefit of living in our age and time. As my practice includes elements from different traditions, I 'll do my...

May 17, 2015

 

In order to support my great teacher, Sianna Sherman, along with Yoga Journal, who are kicking off the #yjgoddesschallenge, I wanted to take some time to share a little bit more about the focus of today’s challenge as well as make the most of an opportunity to share how goddess meditation & practice has been helpful in my life. Today’s challenge pose is Astavakrasana and in this challenge  is dedicated to the fierce and loving goddess, Durga. I offer my thanks to Erin for playing with the poses with me this afternoon at Shine. We laughed our way through this challenging arm balance and then created a modified pose to share that could be a nice alternative to embodying the qualities of Durga.

 

My personal relationship with the goddess energy has been one of the highlights of my spiritual evolution. Growing up in a strong Catholic househol...

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