Yoga Tool: Satyagraha, or The Gandhi Principle

"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 … [Read more...]

Yoga and Creativity

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. The fault was … [Read more...]

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

https://youtu.be/O8Ec2afBKQg 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...]