Yoga

Showing Up

Showing Up

“Bloom where you’re planted.” —The Buddha   How do you show up for yourself? If you haven’t asked yourself this question lately—or ever—you’re in good company. Although I’ve been practicing self-care for decades, and even chose to follow it as the path of my life’sread more

Take It Lying Down

Take It Lying Down

How did you spend the end of 2023?  On the heels of exciting emotional and spiritual healing in the fall, I was gifted with one more chance to confront my biggest challenge: my own mind. They say that God doesn’t give you things you can’tread more

Light Layers

Light Layers

A few years ago, I KonMari’d my wardrobe and eliminated the need for separate “seasonal” storage. My primary motivation was saving space (I was in my smallest-to-date NYC apartment, where the only space for a dresser was inside my closet, so every square inch counted!),read more

The Truth About Core Stability

The Truth About Core Stability

Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub; It is the center hole that makes it useful. Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful. Cut doors and windows for a room; It is the holes which make it useful. Thereforeread more

Why I Don’t Want to Be Enlightened

Why I Don’t Want to Be Enlightened

The thing about a series is that you always know what’s coming next. Comforting in some ways, but also potentially unnerving—especially when what’s at the end is at the end for a reason. That’s how I’ve felt the last few months as I’ve explored theread more

The Ayurvedic Self-Care Toolkit

The Ayurvedic Self-Care Toolkit

Ayurveda is all about having just enough of what you need, which can make it hard when people want to buy you gifts. There’s nothing wrong with acquiring things that make you happy without a specific purpose, but we can also derive a lot ofread more

The Space

The Space

“Holding space”—a task given to many a yoga teacher and holistic practitioner, a responsibility and a blessing that gives us a sense of unity and connection and safety. I spent many years leaning on my teachers to hold space for my personal healing, whether itread more

The Yoga of Reading

The Yoga of Reading

This week, I read a book. A fairly unremarkable statement from someone whose life has been defined by books, by stories, by reading and writing, and yet at this particular moment it feels like something to pay attention to. Like many of us, I’ve beenread more

The Three Doshas—Vata, Pitta, Kapha

The Three Doshas—Vata, Pitta, Kapha

In nature, the five Ayurvedic elements—ether, air, fire, water, and earth—very rarely exist on their own. Instead, what you see are beings and creatures that are combinations of elements, usually all five if they are alive. This is especially true in us humans, for withoutread more

Your Cycle, Nature’s Cycle: An Ayurvedic Guide to Making Friends With Your Period

Your Cycle, Nature’s Cycle: An Ayurvedic Guide to Making Friends With Your Period

Vata, Pitta, Kapha: The Ayurvedic doshas are part of our vocabulary usually thought of as yet another label we can put on our personalities, body types, and diets. “I’m so vata,” you might hear from your friend who can’t keep a lunch date or constantlyread more



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