Music shapes emotion, adding to the ambience of life’s many soundtracks. It helps us drop into a moment and carries a tremendous force of creative power. Music feeds us—which is why music is especially effective during a yoga practice. It acts as a sponge that absorbs mental noise and directs energy toward the desired impact. I’ve witnessed it firsthand as a yoga teacher, longtime practitioner, and the creator of ‘Yoga Soundscape’, a yoga + meditation practice orchestrated to an eclectic range of live music. When you match movement and music thoughtfully, you bring harmony and insight to your body-mind-emotion-spirit connection that will ripple into every aspect of your life.Read More
Sure, we’re all breathing or we wouldn’t be alive. But are you really breathing? Like, hydrating your cells, slowing down hasty impulses, dropping into the present moment type of breathing? This is something we can all practice in almost any setting: deep-present-nourishing inhales followed by slow-steady-softening exhales. Continuously.Read More
For anyone who has ever felt the desire to travel to Peru, you know that it’s one of those places that whisper’s your name repeatedly until you answer the call. Maybe a certain feeling comes over you when you see photos of the majestic Machu Picchu and the misty clouds hanging over the mountain peaks. Perhaps you feel admiration when you hear wild stories from others about their Peruvian adventures. Or maybe when you see their natural and colorful textiles you feel a connection that is hard to put into words.Read More
About a year ago I had a client that was an extreme perfectionist and struggled with a fierce inner dialogue. Let’s call her by a code name, Kim. From the outside it seemed like Kim was living the dream – she was a total beauty, a successful world traveling photographer and had magnetic charisma.Read More
(*This is for you teachers, from my recent post on the inspiring Teach.Yoga site)
The room settles as you enter and a friendly chatter softens. You find your seat and the room stills as you begin class. You’ve all arrived. What do you feel in this exact moment?
As teachers, we have an opportunity to dial into a creative power that is bigger than us. It’s a profound and exciting gift. It doesn’t mean we don’t bring our real selves to class – we actually DO want to bring our feeling-based human connection into the room. It’s what fuels an impactful experience.Read More
Stagnation is a call for change. Feeling stuck is a sign that you need to move. Weighed down with clutter is a nudge to clean up and make space. The thread between them all is to Let Go. We know this yet sometimes we resist or avoid the signal.Read More
You’re so sensitive. You feel things too much.
Has anyone (including yourself) ever told you any of the above? We can become inspired by feeling or overwhelmed by feeling. It’s a double sided coin.Read More