Helping our Mother

Earth Day is this Saturday.  I like to think of it as Mother Earth’s birthday which then inspires me to do something special for her.   If you haven’t already agreed to go pick up garbage or plant trees, shrubs or flowers, here are five easy-peasy ideas you can start...

An Attitude of Gratitude

At the end of my classes, after savasana, I frequently suggest my students find three things they are most grateful for.  At that moment while they are quietly contemplating, I also find three things I am most grateful for.  But the problem is that once I start, it’s...

Easing into Autumn with Ayurveda

Are you feeling forgetful, spacey, or are you lacking focus?  Is your skin dry or have you been constipated (for what it’s worth, poop is very important in Ayurveda)?  Do you suffer from insomnia?  These are signs of a vata imbalance. Basically, you are reacting to...

Yoga is for Meditation

You may have heard the old adage, “when the student is ready, the teacher appears”. This is often apparent in yoga.  When we are practicing in a yoga class, we may not always hear what our teacher shares with us. But then, when we least expect it, we actually “hear”...

Giving Selflessly

Once we experience and feel [the] interdependence of all living beings, we will cease to hurt, humiliate, exploit and kill one another.  We will want to free all sentient beings from suffering.  This is karuna, compassion, which in turn gives rise to the...

Spring Cleaning our Mind, Body, and Home

Finally! The weather is finally getting warmer each day and the spring flowers are beginning to bloom. This is the time of year we all think about doing some type of spring cleaning. Spring is the time for a fresh start. As yogis, we may have heard our teachers talk...

Honoring Our Fellow Yogis and Our Space

Yoga, like other organized activities, has an etiquette all its own.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a Miss Yoga Manners to show us the ropes.  Most of us learn as we go but here are a few simple guidelines.  Whether you are a new or seasoned yoga student, remember: “In...

Aging Gracefully

Written by Terry Wolfisch Cole This month, I turn 51 (at least that’s what the cards in my mailbox say) and I feel great. For a yogi, “middle age” doesn’t have to mean diminishment.  Numerous practices on and off our mats keep us from going gently into that good...

Unlock the Door to Happiness

Written by Terry Wolfish-Cole Imagine yourself standing in front of a locked door.  Beyond the door is everything you’ve ever wanted…joy, love, success, a life without suffering, but how will you unlock the door and step through to the other side? Yoga is the key. In...