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, […]

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? […]