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New REAL bookstore opens

New REAL bookstore opens

Did you hear that Amazon Opened a (Real) Bookstore in Seattle?  No, it doesn’t look like this picture — but I do love books. I love holding them, the smell of old ones, the ones I have signed by the author, the ones I have received as books — and dream of owing first editions. […]

What is a Yoga Rock Star?

What is a Yoga Rock Star?

  Do you live from a place of scarcity or abundance? I’ve been hesitant to share the new book I’m in. “How to be a Yoga Rockstar: the ultimate guide to making a living teaching yoga” by Martin D. Clark, the editor of OM Yoga & lifestyle Magazine (published out of the UK). I’m so […]

10 books every yogi should read

10 books every yogi should read

  I don’t know about you, but to me there is nothing more fulfilling than cozying up with a good book. Books have guided me through all the various stages and chapters in my life, and remain a central part of who I am and what I believe in. As I write this, I realize […]

Original Yoga by Richard Rosen

Original Yoga by Richard Rosen

          I only wish I was 1/2 as good a writer as Richard Rosen. No, I take that back… Even if I was 1/100th as great a writer as Richard I would be happy. He’s a friend I met on my Yoga Road Trip. He’s in Oakland, CA ~ His class […]

Creativity & Yoga Tools

Creativity & Yoga Tools

  People ask what’s in my toolbox. I use yoga & writing daily to manifest a healthy, balanced life. “Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words” – Debasish Mridha A couple of my favorite tools: I use Yantras to Evoke Everday Mindfulness Drawing & Coloring is […]

Grab a pen and your yoga mat ~ WANDERLUST

Grab a pen and your yoga mat ~ WANDERLUST

  I just returned from Wanderlust Oahu in Hawaii. I met with yoga teachers that I’m featuring in my upcoming book and practiced with friends. I did not have the opportunity to meet with the co-founder, Jeff Krasno, but am thrilled to share his new book with you. WANDERLUST: A Modern Yogi’s Guide to Discovering […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Create A Life You Thrive In – Five Simple Ways to Get Started NOW

How To Create A Life You Thrive In – Five Simple Ways to Get Started NOW

  “You can have it all, it just might not be all on the same day”. Stephanie Spence           Make YOUR physical, emotional and spiritual well-being your top priority. Creating a optimum life balance is a healthy goal and the ONLY way to achieve that is to place your needs, goals […]

Books, Books and More Books

Books, Books and More Books

I’m asked quite often what I’m reading… This is what my view is right now. I would love to hear what you are reading and recommend.                     I recently read the following, which I recommend. All are available on Amazon.com. 1. The Yogi’s Roadmap by Bhavani Silvia Maki […]

The Universality of Yogic Mythology ~ An Excerpt from Sacred Sound by Al...

The Universality of Yogic Mythology ~ An Excerpt from Sacred Sound by Alanna Kaivalya

One of the exceptional aspects of the yoga tradition is its all-inclusive nature. It accepts all practitioners, no matter what their original spiritual or religious background, and helps them experience the numinous in their lives. But, because the numinous cannot be named or described, the number one way in which this kind of psychological and […]

What’s In the Way IS the Way ~ Book Review

What’s In the Way IS the Way ~ Book Review

I’m always reading. Always. I don’t stop often enough and share what I’ve been awakened by. I can’t say it better than the back cover : “For anyone who is ready to use the challenges of their lives as doorways into the peace and the joy they long for…”. Mary O’Malley gives step by step insights […]

Dwi Hasta Padasana, Two Hand Foot Pose ~ Guest post by Darren Rhodes

Dwi Hasta Padasana, Two Hand Foot Pose ~ Guest post by Darren Rhodes

Challenge yourself today. It’s important to try new things ~ in all aspects of your life. Although yoga is not all about getting a pose perfectly, the physical postures are part of the eight limbs of yoga. Try something new today. I suggest the following: dwi hasta padasana two hand foot pose shape (from tadasana) […]

Sucirandhrasana, Eye of the Needle Pose ~ with Darren Rhodes

Sucirandhrasana, Eye of the Needle Pose ~ with Darren Rhodes

Enjoy another great pose by Darren ~ Darren has been director and owner of YogaOasis studios in Tucson, Arizona since 1999. He is co-creator of yogahour, an all-levels, flow yoga style that offers precise alignment instructions with succinct delivery. In 2008,Yoga Journal named Darren one of the Top 21 Teachers Under 40 who are “shaping the […]

Maksikanagasana 2, Dragonfly Pose 2 ~ with Darren Rhodes

Maksikanagasana 2, Dragonfly Pose 2 ~ with Darren Rhodes

I am excited to share that I will be having a series of guest posts by Darren Rhodes. From advanced to beginner, I hope you will enjoy them. Darren has been director and owner of YogaOasis studios in Tucson, Arizona since 1999. He is co-creator of yogahour, an all-levels, flow yoga style that offers precise […]

Another Traveling Yogi

Another Traveling Yogi

Written in a very conversational format, this new book is a wonderful addition to my massive yoga library. In the age of digital downloads, I’m still passionate about holding a book in my hands. Go on a yoga journey even non yoga enthusiasts can enjoy in the new book, Misadventures Of A Garden State Yogi […]

Yoga Pose of the Day ~ Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Yoga Pose of the Day ~ Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana Standing Big-Toe Hold Pose Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana uses many of the same principles that apply to Tree Pose. We have several plots involved in the story of this pose – balancing on one leg, intensely stretching the lifted leg, extending the back to maintain the body erect, and contracting the muscles of […]

Yoga Pose of the Day ~ Uttanasana, Standing Forward Fold

Yoga Pose of the Day ~ Uttanasana, Standing Forward Fold

Uttanasana Intense Forward-Bending Pose Uttanasana is a standing pose and a forward bend that functions to lengthen the hamstring and calf muscles, with a secondary stretch of the back. You can use a technique called triangulation to locate the focus of the stretch and deepen it. For example, activate the quadriceps to straighten the knees. […]

Yoga Pose of the Day ~ Tadasana, Mountain Pose

Yoga Pose of the Day ~ Tadasana, Mountain Pose

The Maldives was such a magical place and I continue to share the videos that I made there because just watching them takes me back to the joy of that moment. I apologize for the poor audio quality because of the wind interference in parts of the tape, but I haven’t figured out how to […]

Yoga Pose of the Day ~ Ardha Chandrasana, Half-Moon Pose

Yoga Pose of the Day ~ Ardha Chandrasana, Half-Moon Pose

The Maldives was such a magical place and I continue to share the videos that I made there because just watching them takes me back to the joy of that moment. I apologize for the poor audio quality because of the wind interference in parts of the tape, but I haven’t figured out how to […]

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