How do You Integrate Yoga and Mindfulness in your Life?

How do you integrate yoga and mindfulness in your lives, and in the lives of the children you raise and teach? Here's one person's story...mine. I’ve practiced yoga since 1972, and lived in a yogic community for many decades. All of the good that I’ve experienced in my life has come because of my relationship [...]

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 [...]

Brain “Brake” for these Emotional Times

In these tumultuous times we all need a "brake" on the brain and emotions at times.  You can do this anywhere, anytime.  Just find a private space (bathrooms work!) and go to it! This Kundalini Yoga meditation was originally given for women, but men can also benefit from it. It may give essential help  at [...]

Parenting based on Your Yoga Practice

Speak to the Big Soul in front of you, no matter what form it comes in. To do that, you have to be the Big Soul too. Get on the same level.  Look the child in the eye, and put a smile in your eyes. Don't try to talk with a teen- or pre-teen for [...]

Almond Love for Women

The almond is a wonderful nut, and a woman's best friend.  Its oil is excellent both internally and externally for the skin.  Almonds are an excellent source of protein.  They are a good source of manganese, phosphorus and potassium.  In most cases, it is best to remove the outside skin, which is astringent, before eating. [...]

The Universe in Your Heart…according to the Muse

“To the one who meditates on Love, there comes a perfect peace And all pain and sorrow depart. Meditate upon the one who contains this universe, Whose holy name is the whisper on the lips of the entire creation.” These words, from the sacred text of the Sikh path, are sung into my heart by [...]

Lead with your Heart…Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Walking today, recovering from intensive massage that had opened up some closed and creaky doors in my lower back and hips.  Suddenly the thought occurs to lift my chest, naturally engaging the abdominals.  Just as suddenly, the lower back and hips fall into a natural place, acting like a back and hips should act while [...]

Mandala Meditations

After decades of disciplined yoga and meditation practice, for some time now it has been a soft intent of mine to find meditation everywhere. To be present, awake, and happy as often as possible...to live fully.  Lately I have found a simple practice that brings me into a meditative process of beauty, softness, and focus...coloring [...]