Archive for January, 2012


The Truth About Yoga and Weight Loss!

One of the most frequently asked questions I get asked as a yoga teacher is  ”Will yoga help me lose weight?”  Answering this question has always presented a challenge.   One reason for this is because generally people are seeking quick fixes to their over eating problem. What they don’t realize is that over eating [...]

Read More...

30 Days To Break A Habit – Sign Up Here!

When we speak of yoga as a transformational practice,  what does that really mean?  One of the main goals of yoga is to overcome and transcend the samskaras.  The samskaras are our habitual thoughts, emotions and behavior patterns.  These samskaras are deeply ingrained into our unconscious.  The goal of yoga, is to bring the samskaras [...]

Read More...

Yoga – What’s GOD Got to do with it?

For me, the yoga practice itself, is very much alive.  It’s as if it’s a living, breathing, organic, growing, changing entity.  Although I can’t see, feel, taste or touch it, this practice still seems very much alive to me.  These days I feel very much at peace and “one” with my practice.  It wasn’t always [...]

Read More...

Shiva Rea & Sensuality

Shortly after my 50th birthday, I discovered Shiva Rea.   And for those who are unfamiliar, Shiva Rea is an internationally acclaimed, world renowned, yoga rock star!  Although I didn’t know any of that at the time.  And by the way, I use the words rock star with total, respect, love and admiration.  I mention [...]

Read More...

Is it Sex or is it Yoga?

What is the relationship between sex and spirituality?  Traditionally, in most religions, those who devote themselves 100% to spiritual pursuits, must take a vow of celibacy.   It is commonly believed that deep spiritual awakening and strong indulgence in sensual pleasures cannot coexist. For this reason, the yogis included a vow of chastity as a [...]

Read More...

I Want it Now! The Allure of Instant Gratification . . . .

I freely admit it.  I am guilty as charged!  I sometimes eat while driving my car.   Well let me preface that by saying that lately, that’s limited to just apples.  These days apples are pretty much my only between meal snack.  And luckily they are pretty neat and tidy to eat while navigating the streets [...]

Read More...

I’m A Yoga Teacher . . . . With a Checkered Past!

In approximately 200 AD, the Sage Patanjali codified yoga in what is called the Yoga Sutras. Contained within the Yoga Sutras are  the Yamas and Niyamas, the ethical code of yoga. There are 5 Yamas or restraints and Asteya, (Non-Stealing), is the 3rd Yama. Let’s look at this and examine it a little closer. “Non-Stealing” seems [...]

Read More...

Are Your Habits Killing You?

Human beings are creatures of habit.  There is no getting around this.  And well it should be. I am not complaining.  It’s just who we are.  And it makes total sense. I believe that human beings are part of the Greater Flow of Life along with the Sun, The Moon, The Stars, the Rivers and [...]

Read More...

Transform Dreams to Reality – The Secret of the Mantra!

I’ve been working with affirmations, on some level since the mid 80′s.  I have a very vivid memory of a trip I made to Kripalu back in the day, when it was still a bonafide ashram.  (spiritual community) Only 2 hours from Boston, where I lived at the time, what a great escape from the [...]

Read More...

Goal Setting: The Power of Intention

Without goals, life can seem totally meaningless.  We need goals to keep us motivated to grow, flourish and make positive changes in our lives. Goals provide direction and purpose.  Without clear goals we become stagnant and complacent. But what happens when we find that in spite of our goals, we feel stuck, like we are [...]

Read More...