This Week’s Yoga Tool: Svadhyaya (Self-Study) 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 … [Read more...]

A Month of Mudita

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 … [Read more...]

More on Mudita, and How to Keep That Joy Real

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 … [Read more...]

This Week’s Yoga Tool: Mudita, or, I’m Actually Really Happy for You 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 … [Read more...]

Working with Compassion in Satya, Your Truth

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, Satya is, … [Read more...]