Posts Tagged ‘compassion’

Lately, this yogini has been wandering through the fog of an eventful season.  The Spring has unfolded with the promise of a new record for Ellery (my singer/songwriter life), and that promise has brought with it an immense amount of excitement, anticipation, intimidation, and stress.   (This emotional cocktail is par for the course in […]


Go with Winter.

24Feb09

     Last night, in the Astanga class I attend, we spent some extra time on backbends, which is fabulous.  After all, in the Astanga Primary Series, there’s a lot of forward folding — which means that back-bending can provide a very welcome counterbalance.        But here’s the thing.  My body clearly thinks I […]


So.  It’s been a difficult couple weeks, and as one might expect I’ve been seeing the hardship translate onto my Yoga mat. Since I’m sure I’m not the only one who faces difficult and/or frustrating circumstances, I’m just going to go for the topic.  Yoga + Frustration.   This season is a weird one for […]


     I’ve been reading a lot lately about being Whole.  Some describe it as fulfillment, contentment, peace, inner-ease, etc…  I think it’s all of these things, and I wrap them all up in the idea of  being present. The present moment is literally the only one in which we can be anything, do anything.   It’s the only moment […]


Well friends, It’s a New Year.  We huffed our way through the holidays (in a spirited, good-natured way, one hopes), and we’ve crossed the threshold into 2009.   I’ve often felt that this (somewhat arbitrary) point in one’s calendar should elicit some kind of significant transformation, some sacred renewal, some refreshing sense of purpose, meaning, […]


Since everyone else is talking about it at this time of year… At my heaviest, in college, I weighed 205 pounds — having been overweight since about sixth grade.  (High school and obesity is a sad combination; just fyi.) My lifestyle these days is very different from anything I would have imagined at 18 years old, but […]


The hardest part, for most of us anyway, is believing that you’re worth the time.  I could be wrong about this, but one of the few things about which I feel certain these days is that we tend to come up short when it comes to self-compassion.  Such a thing doesn’t have to extend into […]