Celebrating the International Day of Yoga

June 21st marks the first International Day of Yoga! This day of recognition was suggested by Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, to celebrate the ancient art that begin in India. Yoga is a spiritual, mental and physical practice that can transform the mind and body of its practitioners. Prime Minister Modi’s suggestion to create an […]


Start A New Tradition On The Summer Solstice

In 2015, the summer solstice will occur on the 21st of June. This marks the official beginning of summer for the Northern Hemisphere. Many countries and cultures have age-old traditions for this special day. They are all celebrating the longest day of light and sunshine for the entire year. In the yoga tradition we salute the sun but […]


Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas? What do I get someone? That is always the hardest question for me to answer. Great gift ideas are something that the person could use, and they had not thought of. This spring there are always occasions to buy gifts from graduations to showers and of course Mother’s Day. Most of us rely […]


Tree of Life

What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky? Pablo Neruda Before humans invented a written language, they used symbols to depict their relationships with themselves, each other, life and the universe. As civilization progressed and the written word over-took the need to communicate with symbols, we are […]


We all experience stress daily. There is a little irony that in April it is #stress awareness month and #humor month. As a yoga instructor and meditation cushion manufacturer, I want to have many tools to deal with #stress. What is stress?  Strain, pressure,  tension, worry, anxiety, trouble, difficulty, hassle. Some stressors can be large or small but we all need to find […]


Knee Problems for a Yoga Teacher

While I have been a yoga teacher for may years I never encountered classic knee problems for a yoga teacher until recently. ( http://www.knee-pain-explained.com) I tore my meniscus.  I could not walk well, but I still could teach yoga, and I could not demo every pose – asana. I went to physical therapy with the thought […]


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