Meditation in one moment.

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 […]

Why paying attention to yourself isn’t selfish.

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, […]

How to be happy about other people’s happiness.

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? […]

How to become more joyful.

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 […]

How to be (genuinely) happy for others.

September 26, 2016

Good morning, beautiful people. This week’s Yoga Tool is Mudita, or unselfish joy in others’ lives, especially their successes.  Is that even possible? Yes. Even though we’ve all experienced pangs of envy when someone gets the great new job, or a friend is ginger-ale fizzy about their relationship, or something you really want went to someone […]