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#1 Reason Most Fail, Don’t (Use Yoga)

#1 Reason Most Fail, Don’t (Use Yoga)

Yesterday my life-partner, best friend, writing partner and great love of my life, Michael, said “When you get an idea in your head, no one can convince you otherwise.” Without his help, I wouldn’t be completing my book. I’m in deep gratitude. After the book on yoga is done, we’ll be back writing screenplays. Many […]

9 Tips To Help Manage Stress (and yes… yoga is one of them)

9 Tips To Help Manage Stress (and yes… yoga is one of them)

  Stress occurs when you perceive that demands placed on you — such as work, school or relationships — exceed your ability to cope. Some stress can be beneficial at times, producing a boost that provides the drive and energy to help people get through situations like exams or work deadlines. However, an extreme amount […]

How to NOW ~ What Eckhart & Yoga Have Taught Me

How to NOW ~ What Eckhart & Yoga Have Taught Me

    Do you have a life-changing book on your shelf? I’ve got more than one. I hope you do too. I’ve got a stack of books by my bed and on my desk. I’ve got a Kindle for when I travel. I wish I could read faster. I read scripts. I read biographies. I […]

Is Yoga For Me?

Is Yoga For Me?

If you want to be in harmony with yourself and your environment, yoga will help you to integrate your body, your mind and your spirit. According to a Yoga In America study, it is estimated that 44.4% of Americans are ‘aspirational yogis’ – people who are interested in trying yoga. Yoga is for everyone.

Who Owns Yoga? ~ New film brainchild of Bhanu Bhatnagar

Who Owns Yoga? ~ New film brainchild of Bhanu Bhatnagar

Yoga is everywhere these days. It’s fair to say it’s become well and truly mainstream. In most Western cities yoga studios are as ubiquitous as fast-food joints or liquor stores. 20 million Americans say they practice yoga. So, what exactly is happening here? How can we explain the meteoric rise of yoga? Is it just […]

Top 10 Things That Inspire Me Today

Top 10 Things That Inspire Me Today

  “And in the end, we were all just humans… drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Other Writers – Quotes do the trick for me. How about you? Someone saying ‘you can’t’ – This one took me a really long time to identify. Pain – […]

3 Secrets For New Yoga Teachers

3 Secrets For New Yoga Teachers

  Yoga is for everyone. Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone who took the time to find a Yoga class and show up for it loved it, came back and made it a part of their life? That is my dharma. To inspire people to practice. The following are observations and suggestions for new Yoga teachers […]

What Two Comedians and Apple Have Taught Me About Self-Image

What Two Comedians and Apple Have Taught Me About Self-Image

    Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. There’s nothing more helpful or dangerous to your individual success than high self-image. Many have failed miserably at fostering high self-image, while others have risen like fresh cream straight ‘outta the udder. A person or company with positive self-image is going to be around for a […]

4 Keys to Rising Above A Plateau or Feeling Stuck

4 Keys to Rising Above A Plateau or Feeling Stuck

  Stop wasting time on things that are no longer of value and focus on the things that leverage your time and energy in spectacular ways. The human body is wired to adapt to things, but I know if I tip over into a stall or rut it can feel heavy and negative. I got […]

The Top 5 Mental and Psychological Benefits of Yoga

The Top 5 Mental and Psychological Benefits of Yoga

  When people talk about yoga, they often reference the physiological benefits of the practice, such as increased flexibility and decreased muscle stiffness.  However, not enough is mentioned about the mental, psychological, and cognitive benefits of yoga—and there are plenty.  There have been several studies done to assess the effectiveness of yoga for brain and […]

6 Tips For Embracing Who You Are, Flaws and All

6 Tips For Embracing Who You Are, Flaws and All

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ flawsomeasana = embrace who you are, flaws and all Flawsome is an actual term. It was coined by trendwatcing.com to describe brands that show humanity by being open about their flaws. In their words, “Human nature dictates that people have a hard time genuinely connecting with, being close to, […]

Kindness Takes Practice

Kindness Takes Practice

Yoga Wisdom of The Day ~ equanimityasana = align with your true essence   “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama Kindness takes practice because we’re used to focusing upon and worrying about our own little life.  But one of the wonders of kindness is that it can put your […]

Want To Feel Upbeat, Fulfilled & Inspired?

Want To Feel Upbeat, Fulfilled & Inspired?

Yoga Wisdom of The Day ~ happinessasana = What ever that means to YOU. Generate that state of being for yourself.     Perhaps happiness can feel so elusive at times is because we haven’t spent time really focusing on what we need in order to CULTIVATE happiness. Here are some prompts to help you […]

5 Ways To Deal With Uncertainty

5 Ways To Deal With Uncertainty

                    1. Acceptance Understand that your place of work and life has a given constant, change.  Don’t be surprised with chaos.  It will happen.  No one is immune from the up and down cycles.  People will change, the nature of work will be different and the […]

Supporting Other Artists (and yourself)

Supporting Other Artists (and yourself)

I’m listening to an amazing mix by Matt Singmin (a.k.a. SOLON), the DJ behind the Future Sound of Yoga events, who has just released a new yoga mix, featuring cutting edge electronica and ambient tunes. I get approached by a lot of companies through my blog, but chose to keep my blog ad free and […]

Pashchima Namaskarasana (Reverse Prayer Pose)

Pashchima Namaskarasana (Reverse Prayer Pose)

                    Challenging day for me today because I’m an athlete who is injured (torn hip flexor). I can’t do the things I normally love ~ Yoga & Hiking. I decided I needed to heed my own advice and go to gratitude. I’m grateful for all the […]

5 Tips For Setting Smarter Goals With A Micro Perspective

5 Tips For Setting Smarter Goals With A Micro Perspective

                Do you find yourself frustrated that you’re not further along than you are at the end of the day – or the week – or the month – or even so far in your life? Have you set amazing goals for yourself that just never came to […]

9 Ways To Feel Great About Your Day

9 Ways To Feel Great About Your Day

                    “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~Anais Nin   You will never have this day again. Ever. You will never be the same person you are today. I used to feel like those kinds of statements were so fear based. I have […]

9 Tips for Increasing Your Quality of Life

9 Tips for Increasing Your Quality of Life

                    Set an intention. Before you get out of bed, decide what kind of day you want to have. Make a deliberate, conscious decision about how you want to create your day. Write it down. Play a little with how it might feel. When you get […]

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