“All life is Yoga.”~Sri Aurobindo Don’t worry about how much better your neighbor seems to be doing than you. Yoga, like life, is not a competition. Remember: comparison is the thief of joy. If you find yourself getting too twisted up: pause, take a deep breath, gently release, and start over. Relax your grip–your … More 10 Things I’ve Learned on My Yoga Mat (That Help Me Out in the Real World)
Aparigraha: Yogic term often translated as non-attachment or non-grasping. It is the last of the yamas listed in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and one of the most difficult for us humans to practice. Why? We grasp things. A lot of things. We grasp onto our security blankets, our money, our regimented schedules, our possessions, and people. … More Resetting Our Compass Again and Again (And Yes, Again)
“Many people fantasize about going off to a cave somewhere, far away from “the world,” where they imagine they will find peace of mind and live in some state of bliss. But the truth is that the cause of our unhappiness lies within our own hearts, so no matter where we go, we take it … More Wherever You Go, There You Are
I recently attended a meditation workshop with Rolf Gates. He is so down-to-earth, funny, and authentic. He’s also an excellent, inspiring teacher. If you haven’t read his book, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, do so now. It’s set up as 365 meditations exploring the integration of yoga into our … More The Mind Screams. The Heart Whispers.