Things We Tell Ourselves, Worth Repeating.

Things We Tell Ourselves, Worth Repeating.

I’ve had some opportunities to get out of my “regularly scheduled life,” lately which has me thinking about stories. In yoga philosophy, there are stories that tell of archetypes having a particular experience, which we use as metaphors to understand our own experiences, relationships, and lives. In my other work-world of voice-over and music, there is a story and a mood to convey. And throughout our day, there is a story playing out in our head. This is the story that has the most direct and consistent impact on our lives, and believe it or not, our health.

Practice Project 3.0 ~ What Is It?

Practice Project 3.0 ~ What Is It?

A year and a half ago, after much thought about all the psychology reading I’d been doing, and in reflecting on my own habits, and those of my loved ones around me, I got to thinking an awful lot about the idea of practice. I developed a workshop series called the Practice Project, which is […]

New Goal? Might Feel Weird. Give It Some Time To Sink Into Your Body.

New Goal? Might Feel Weird. Give It Some Time To Sink Into Your Body.

NEW. What is new in your world? Or what would you like to be a new thing in your life? Maybe it has something to do with the new year. Maybe this newness is something you wanted, and maybe you got handed a life shitstorm and now you’re trying to deal. This whole concept of mind-body is often perceived as this nebulous and subtle thing that can’t possibly be that big of a deal, can it? But the more we understand the state of our bodies, and the more that we understand how much our physical “presence,” we’ll call it – the way we carry ourselves, and physically present ourselves – is affected by our emotional presence.

To Get In The Water, You Have to Trust It

To Get In The Water, You Have to Trust It

Tonight is the YOGA Garden Spring Equinox class! All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of Minnesota. Here’s the schedule: Meditation – 6:00 – 6:20, $5 (lead by yours truly) All-Levels Vinyasa Yoga – 6:30 – 8:00, $15 (taught by all the YOGA Garden teachers)   With the Equinox, as the sun is half way between our […]

MBSR: Mindfulness Weeks #2 & 3

MBSR: Mindfulness Weeks #2 & 3

So, I live in a bubble. Actually, we all live in a bubble. We usually don’t like to THINK that we live in a bubble. It’s much nicer to our ego to assume that we are worldly and aware. Except that what we know from science, and what we know from practice, is that our […]

How

How

Ok, you’re stuck.

But when we don’t know HOW to get better, move past it, get over it, shrug it off, push through, etc., it can feel like a lost cause. We all – myself included – have fallen subject to that old voice that tells us that we’re different… a loner… an odd ball out.

Things We Tell Ourselves

Things We Tell Ourselves

I went to the bank today, and ended up chatting with the teller about yoga. He told me he once went to a class without too much thought about it, and was surprised at how different it was than he was expecting. I was reminded of the first two months that I practiced yoga. I remember […]

Yoga for that mental thing you’re trying to get under control

Yoga for that mental thing you’re trying to get under control

First things first: you are the only one who can tell what you are feeling. Whether or not you are struggling. Whether or not the habits and routines and people in your life are actually helping you or not. So as you read this, please use your intelligent if somewhat stressed and over-taxed brain to determine whether or not these sentences are true for YOU.

Simple Repetition

There has been a re-occurring theme that keeps surfacing in fairly different areas of my life this year: overcoming fear. We all have fears. For some of us even admitting that we are fearful of something IS the fear. (ahem, not that I know anyone like that, because I’m always fearless and powerful, and amazing. […]