Yoga in America is booming. A 2016 report by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance reported that 36.7 million people practice yoga, up from 20.4 million in 2012, and 28 percent of all Americans having taken a yoga class at some point in their lives. As a result, the demand for yoga instructors has never been […]
It’s been quite a long time since I last posted about the yoga-related books I’ve been reading. There’s no doubt that my reading habits have certainly shifted the last few years. I used to always have a book on its way in the mail, which still happens sometimes, but for the most part I’ve moved […]
For me the reality of bliss within is not just a nice, fanciful New Age idea. It is not a mood, or an attitude of happiness. Bliss is a way of being in the world, and can be established as an achievement from meditation and one’s own personal development. Inversely, trying to create happiness on […]
Many years ago when I started a yoga practice, I had no idea what it would reveal to me. I was just hoping for a little extra strength and flexibility, and I did what I could to avoid all the spiritual trappings of the practice. But, somehow, as it does, the yoga did its job. […]
Freeze! Don’t move and notice your posture. Chances are–if you’re reading this on a computer, tablet or smart phone–your head and shoulders are hunched forward and your spine is rounded. Your neck, jaw and dominant arm may also be tense. This common habit, known as “forward head posture,” can lead to a wide array of […]
Humans are conscious beings. We are able to both analyze the creative spirit, discuss it intellectually — and also experience it. When we meditate, we come home to our own creative fount, a sense of oneness that evaporates the ego-centred perception that we are separate beings adrift in a phenomenal world, doomed to die. In […]
A fun little Christmas e-book for kids and those still young at heart… I posted this a few years ago, but it’s still enjoyable to look at this time of year.