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One of the most universal human fears is the fear of dying. It is instinctual to act in ways that preserve life and rightly so…

There are many advantages to solitude, ashram life and connection to nature, but when you're caught up in the hustle and bustle of big city…

Like a lot of yoga-doing ladies, I thought it would be cool to date a fellow yoga-doer. So I imagined my tall, dark and handsome…

All suffering is a result of imbalance — physically, mentally or spiritually. In yoga philosophy, physical disease is attributed to imbalances in diet or environment.

"It is better to live your own Dharma imperfectly, than to live an imitation of somebody else's life with perfection." -Bhagavad Gita What is Dharma?

Sometimes I warn my students: Yoga can destroy your life. A few years ago I was working on a PhD, living with my (now ex…

In the 15 years thus far of my yoga journey, the act of meditation has always been difficult for me. I found it incredibly challenging…

Words signify our meanings and intentions, but what passes unspoken is often more important. In yoga, we talk about energy — an opening of the…

As a yoga teacher I often hear, “I could never do yoga, I can’t touch my toes.” I nearly chuckle at the very thought. Touching…

I was talking to a friend of mine last week who works with couples and their intimacy issues. It’s her life’s work and she adores…

I ran into someone today and, after I asked, "how are you?" this person blurted out: "I'm in transition." From the intonation, I got the…

According to the Bhagavad Gita , the Hindu scriptures that were hammered into my brain as a child, all that is real is right now.

I’ve often noticed that when we’re ready to embark on positive changes in our diets and health habits, feeling overwhelmed can set us back, and…

"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?" - John Keats…