A Month of Mudita

September 30, 2016

This has been a month full of gratitude, mostly because I’ve been practicing Mudita, this week’s Yoga Tool, without even realizing it. In Yoga, Mudita is described as the unselfish interest we take in other people’s lives, and the joy we feel in their accomplishments. In everyday life, it’s described as “difficult.” But is it? […]

More on Mudita, and How to Keep That Joy Real

September 27, 2016

Good morning, beautiful people. Some of you asked for clarification on this week’s Yoga Tool, Mudita, or unselfish joy in others’ success. Last night’s presidential debate probably raised some questions (not to mention blood pressure levels). Mudita doesn’t mean forcing happiness over success that benefits one but harms many. Should we be grinning our heads […]

This Week’s Yoga Tool: Mudita, or, I’m Actually Really Happy for You

September 26, 2016

Good morning, beautiful people. And happy Monday (yes, it can be!). This week’s Yoga Tool is Mudita, or unselfish joy in others’ lives, especially their successes.  Right. No, seriously. Sure, we experience pangs of envy when someone gets the great new job, or is ginger-ale fizzy about their relationship, or otherwise got something you really want. […]

Working with Compassion in Satya, Your Truth

September 22, 2016

We’re still working with this week’s Yoga Tool, Satya, or Truth. Meditation allows us to tune into that small but strong voice within guiding us to our truth. Then, we start reflecting that out into the world in what we say and do. But does the truth have to be brutal? No way! In fact, […]

Good Morning, Beautiful Sangha!

September 15, 2016

Last week’s Yoga Tool was Sangha, but I came across an inspirational quote I had to share. It comes from a great sage–Jeff Bridges, aka The Dude. And this is why The Dude abides: He sees everyone as being the same, not separate. Sangha is a community of your likeminded peeps. Now we see we can widen […]