Super Yoga Palace has always embraced many modalities as a path towards healing. However, by me not making my position vocal on a public forum, I have hurt some that have experienced deep trauma in their own lives and in turn I have been perceived by them to not support victims of abuse. I just read and re read an email from a former student that shook me to my core, and this is why I can not sleep.
More often than not, we get caught up in making these broad, sweeping resolutions such as, “I want to lose weight, I want to get promoted, I want to learn a new language, etc.” While these are positive resolutions and great goals to set, they are missing the big picture. We get so caught up in a state of “becoming” that we become blind to the everyday magic happening right in front of us in the present moment. Read More
There is something deeply human in the celebration of light at this the darkest season of the year. One need think only of the Jewish Festival of Lights (Hanukkah), the Hindu Diwali, or even the ancient Celtic Samhain or the Roman Saturnalia to realize that the Christian celebration in December of the birth of the Light of the World is a single instance of a seemingly universal sense of the spiritual depth of this “midnight” of the year. Read More
Regardless of what is happening in my life, something about the fall grounds me down and forces me to look inward – observing my own thought patterns, habits, and boundaries. the pattern that usually becomes the most apparent to me is the giving-receiving deficit. like many people in today’s world, i realize that I have been giving a whole lot more than I have been receiving. we live in a world where “busyness” has become glorified. Read More
October is the perfect time to cultivate groundedness in our bodies, minds, spiritual practices, and life. In Ayurveda, we are transitioning into the vata season in late September — early October. the most simple idea is what grounds Vata best: routine. such a simple idea, and yet it can be a challenge to cultivate a steady consistent routine. My advice is this: create your ideal morning and evening routines. For example, here is my ideal morning routine: Read More