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Reflections and Ruminations
Esther is one of my inspiring yoga students! She sends me many interesting and heartfelt emails, one of which is this article that she has generously agreed to let me post here. I love these easy ways to bring 'Calm and Collect' into my day! I think you'll enjoy this too: One of the most exciting discoveries of modern neurobiology has been the role of oxytocin—the hormone released through warmth,...
June 2, 2019
What does it mean to Self-Love? And how do I cultivate a life lived by it? Self-love is about learning to listen and to care for oneself. And with this care - not only you - but all beings, and the whole universe, multiverse, are abundantly fed and fueled with this potent nourishing energy. Living in Self-Love gives others permission to do the same for themselves. Having compassion for yourself sets the tone of...
The Five Koshas are one of the basic models from yoga philosophy that I have found incredibly helpful for understanding both myself and others. With practice, its helped me to get to know myself better, reduced my suffering, and helped me to live my life more fully! This simple map outlines the layers that make up human beings. From the ancient scriptures of the Upanishads,  these are the five Koshic...
Are you seeking greater simplicity in your life? Begin by asking these 3  questions: • What can I LET GO of? • Where do I want to say 'NO' in my life? • What HABIT can I change?   1. LET GO... Into Humanness Holding on to old habits, worn out schedules, old tired thoughts and feelings, can be draining. Feeling a bit dragged down myself, this summer I was...