Yoga Self Care for Parents and Caregivers of Autistic Children

As any parent or teacher will tell you, nurturing children in a mindful way, and giving them the structure they need to thrive is a big job. When it comes to children on the autism spectrum, the scope and intensity of caregiving doubles or triples since these children often require more from their parents and [...]

A Few Words about Breathing

We all breathe, but do we experience breathing? On each breath comes prana, the subtle life force, carried to us by the air. The prana that comes to us when we breathe is the same energy that animates all physical matter. By making the breath slow, deep, and conscious, we make the most use of [...]

Post-Election Thoughts from a Lifetime Meditator

This has been a helpful understanding of late: Positive energy is inclusive, coherent, integrative Negative energy is exclusive, incoherent, divisive From an innate part of myself (which has been confirmed by experience), I know that all points of view are valid, like different facets of a diamond shining from different angles.  The question is whether [...]

PBS Endorses Kids’ Yoga

Shakta's note: This has been around for a while, but in case you didn't see it, it's a good read and a good reference for those of us who are children's yoga teachers.  Link to original post here. Yoga is about exploring and learning in a fun, safe and playful way. Yoga and kids are [...]

2016 Numerology: Align with the Frequency of your Preference

Reprinted with permission from Nam Hari Kaur, Akara Numerologist Training Begins Now! The calendar year of 2016 is an unusual time on planet Earth, and the month of January is the beginning of our training in this unique energy field. It is a year of intensities and extremes, along with the opportunity to make a [...]

Peace Begets Peace, Hate Begets Hate

  During one of Darryl Anka’s channeling sessions (Bashar.org), the questioner came with much concern about “protecting” our earth and the future of life on earth. The answer is something I want to keep close in this transitioning time we are going through--interestingly at this season of Peace and Love. I'm sharing it with you [...]

Lessons to–and from–Cockatiels

Everything applies to everything else. Birds are birds, but they are living beings as we are living beings. And so, feel free to substitute the word "people" for "birds" in the lessons learned in the experience I am about to tell you. What we label “trauma” is everywhere. When it is seen as trauma, it [...]