Mudra for Unshakable Trust

Feeling hopeless or pessimistic? This hand gesture may help. The Sanskrit name for this Yoga hand gesture, or mudra, is Vajrapradama.  It means “unshakable trust and confidence.”  It can support you in feeling greater vitality when lacking enthusiasm. Sit...

You Had Me At “Magic” Date Balls

Always looking for a nutritious sweet treat full of “real” ingredients, I was delighted to come across this simple recipe, for Magic Date Balls. I’ve had the honor of teaching yoga to the students of a Montessori school once a week all year and I...

There are Many Ways to Deeply Relax

One of the most profoundly beneficial relaxation methods is called iRest Yoga Nidra.  While I was leading a workshop on sharing yoga nidra with children in The Bahamas last week, many participants of the course were amazed at how deep they went into relaxation.  For...

Free Air Life

Being out in nature is an incredible mood elevator – a truly natural high. Of course you already know this. It’s intuitive to connect with nature. But in our busy, high-tech world it’s nice to be reminded. Connecting with nature includes the weather and as it warms up...

Detox by When You Eat, Not What You Eat

Right about this time of year, you may be thinking about spring cleaning – both inside and out. Even though it’s the dead of winter, spring is coming soon. Both the New Year (Western and Chinese) and spring are times of renewal. We need to get rid of the old to make...