I'm reading Marie Kondo's book, "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up," which is coincidentally kind of magically changing my life. Sorting through all of my stuff has been eye-opening about my own habits and has required me to delve into my own memories. I couldn't fully grasp what all was hidden in my closets … Continue reading Trash to Treasure
"Anger leads to clouding of judgment, which results in bewilderment of the memory. When the memory is bewildered, the intellect gets destroyed; and when the intellect is destroyed, one is ruined. " - The Bhagavad Gita, 2.63 I am angry. I am angry because that feels better than being hopelessly sad. I'm left with the same … Continue reading The Yoga of Outrage
I am starting to record my guided meditations again, and it seems everywhere I turn, there's a lot of opinions about the efficacy of mindfulness being thrown around. One of the most common ones I hear is, "Oh, I tried to meditate, but it didn't work because my mind goes all over the place." I'm sure these … Continue reading Meditation Isn’t Going Relax You
"The wise prefer the good to the pleasant." - Katha Upanishad, 2.1 I love my class of teenagers. Although, they present challenges not seen in most "paying adult" yoga classes, they are probably my best teachers. They are not afraid to ask questions: "Should I feel a stabbing pain in my knee?" Probably not. When holding Wheel pose … Continue reading Prefer the Good
"Your body is not your masterpiece. It is the paintbrush used to create your masterpiece each day." -Glennon Doyle MeltonI love the beach. It's kind of the main thing I love about living in New Hampshire. I love the ocean because it makes me feel small in the best way possible. If the water isn't … Continue reading One Paintbrush. One Masterpiece.
Last weekend I was able to attend a workshop with Rolf Gates. I these short workshops a ton of information gets thrown at you, and in the moment it's inspiring. When I get home I try to remember or explain something that was said, and I can't remember a thing. I have almost no idea what he … Continue reading Know Your Blind Spots