Compassionate Recovery

This weekend I had the honor of participating in a Yoga Mala benefiting SATYA - Seacoast Area Teachers of Yoga in Action.  I was a little nervous at the beginning just at the thought of doing 108 Sun Salutations.  Doing 108 of anything is a pretty daunting task. At the beginning, I was surprised at how well I … Continue reading Compassionate Recovery

Words of Comfort

I'm homesick.  My family is going through some very troubling times, and I can't be there to help. Honestly, if I could be there, I wouldn't really be able to change anything anyway, but my mind says, "Shit, if I could just get down there, we could think of something!" I miss my dad.  I feel he … Continue reading Words of Comfort


"Ninety-nine percent of what bothers you is about you.  Ninety-nine percent of what bothers others has nothing to do with you." - Deborah Adele, The Yamas and Niyamas Have you ever met someone who didn't like you?   They do not even try to hide their eye rolling.  Your attempts to be entertaining go over their head, … Continue reading 99%

Fearless 14: L-Stands (Handstand Prep)

Let's talk about Handstands and Headstands.  If you've been to a Power Yoga class, they are kind of the "cool kid on campus."  Everyone is impressed by them, and wants to be just like them.  Then there's the rest of us:  the still workin' on my upper body strength, got a weird shoulder, being upside … Continue reading Fearless 14: L-Stands (Handstand Prep)

Day 12: Crescent Lunge (Low Style) was Day 12:  Crescent Lunge or Anjaneyasana.  We are doing the low lunge variation.  You can bring it up to a high lunge if you want to be a big overachiever, but I say there's nothing wrong with keeping it humble.  There's also probably nothing wrong with being an overachiever.  We all have our reasons … Continue reading Day 12: Crescent Lunge (Low Style)

Ride The Wave

In my yoga teacher training, I remember the first day we discussed the Yamas & Niyamas (Two of the 8 limbs of yoga).  They are ethical guidelines that I think pretty much anyone can agree are worthy endeavors.  Tell the truth, don't steal, don't live to excess, be content, have self-discipline.  I was on board with this … Continue reading Ride The Wave