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How to Have a Happier New Year

January 9, 2017

Happy new year, and happier new you, if you’ve made any resolutions to make what’s wonderful (meaning you) even better. I’ve made a few, with a twist: no absolutes. Check out my list: I’m reducing my sugar intake. I’m aiming to meditate every day for about ten minutes. I’m going for two chapters a week until […]

Yoga Tool: Satyagraha, or The Gandhi Principle

November 9, 2016

“Satyagraha… is the force that is born of truth and love or nonviolence…. Satyagraha is soul-force pure and simple.”–Mahatma Gandhi. Be the change you want to see, beautiful people. Today and from this day forward, I live by the principle of Satyagraha (“truth” and “steadfastness”), the basis of Gandhi’s non-violent actions toward social justice. Don’t […]

Yoga and Creativity

November 2, 2016

Art and I used to be best friends. Constant companions, always together no matter what. Art–not a guy, but making art, creativity, drawing–was a part of me, from the time I was a little kid until I was a teenager. I loved art, and art seemed to love me. Then art and I broke up. […]

Meditation Moment, and Time for a Brief Savasana

October 25, 2016

Namaste, beautiful people. This is just a quick post to explain the absence of those Yoga Tools videos I’ve been posting every Monday for the past few months. I had to take a little Savasana, or deep relaxation as we say in Yoga class, though I haven’t exactly been lying down and breathing deeply. Instead, I’ve […]

This Week’s Yoga Tool: Svadhyaya (Self-Study)

October 10, 2016

Good morning, beautiful people. This week’s Yoga Tool is Svadhyaya, Self-Study. Svadhyaya asks you to put a hold on thinking about yourself in terms of the way others perceive you–does this person like me? Does s/he think I’m hot/nice/nuts?–and look at your inner life. The truly important things, like your beliefs, what’s important to you, […]