Category: Set an intention

Change your breath to change your life

Change your breath to change your life   Sameness is comforting. We find comfort in making the same choices each day, like eating nut butter and oatmeal for breakfast or wearing the same outfit despite a closet full of clothes. I mean, have you seen my yoga photos? And there’s merit to routine —...

This is what it takes to manifest freedom

This is what it takes to manifest freedom   Yoga has always been about overcoming. At first glance, yoga asana masquerades as overcoming the stuckness and limitations in your body that prevent freedom of movement. With regular practice, the body yields and bends and takes on new shapes. In turn, the mind...

What to do when you’ve had one of ‘those days’

What to do when you’ve had one of ‘those days’   You’ve surely had one of “those days” that couldn’t end fast enough. Last Wednesday was one of mine. I couldn’t get comfortable in my skin — not in yoga class, not at work, not at home. My brain was on alert for sound, the kinds...

14 intentions for a mindful New Year

14 intentions for a mindful New Year   For six years I have been living with someone with whom I wasn’t properly communicating. That’s six years of misunderstood interactions and thinking I was doing the “right” thing, when really I was causing more suffering. Of course,...

Turn your ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’

Turn your ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’   When we bury our trauma, we bury our healing. You know what that means, don’t you? If you want to get past whatever’s preventing you from being present, you have to journey back to the source. This feels a lot like trying to correct your posture...

Yoga for not-always-physical pain relief

Yoga for not-always-physical pain relief If you have chronic pain (heartache and backache equally count) that last thing you want to hear is that you should move deeper into it to emerge on the other side. This is because we’re taught that moving deeper means feeling the pain more intensely or reliving...

Take wild action before you are ready

Take wild action before you are ready   You can probably count on one hand the pivotal moments in your life when you decided to make a change. It’s not easy, so the number is few. But oh, those few — how they stay with you and peck away the plaster to reveal the soul inside. The past two days...

You don’t need to attract abundance

You don’t need to attract abundance   Do you ever wonder, out of the vast variety of human experience on this planet, why you were given yours? I get upset when my Internet goes down. Meanwhile, each day around the world there are folks who discover the different colors of each other’s skin...