Yesterday I rode on a Metro train through a station while emergency crews were removing the body of a passenger who had been struck by a train. I’ve lived within walking distance of a five different Metro stops during my 23 years in the DC area and have never experienced this situation. All reports indicate this was an intentional act.
I heard about the accident 45 minutes before I was going to leave my [...]
When I heard people have amazing experiences during walking meditation, I was confused. How on earth can you walk and meditate? You have to watch where you are going with your eyes open and confront obstacles. The combination doesn’t sound possible.
This week when I was out for one of my runs, I decided to slow down and walk. The sun felt like a warm hug enveloping me. The sky was clear blue. No one was [...]
When my husband was driving me to my first Osho Kundalini, I told him I didn’t feel very “dance-y”. I didn’t know what to expect from moving meditation, but I did know you had to move before settling down with a clear mind. The moving looked like dancing. The truth is, I haven’t felt like dancing for a while now. I used to blast rock music and jump around the house with my sons remembering [...]
Practicing 3-Part Breath will help increase the depth of your breathing and decrease any tendency to hold your breath. In this video, I teach 3-Part Breath in 3 minutes. If you take a few moments and give it a try, I guarantee you’ll be feeling better and more open. You might even discover more about your actual breath. Did you know it had 3 parts?
I’m learning to teach yoga, meditation, and pranayama (breathing techniques) such [...]
When we like someone, we accept all their actions and words. “Oh, that’s just the way he or she is.” We forgive them and continue the friendship. However, if we don’t like someone, we look for reasons to hate everything they do and don’t trust their actions or explanations.
In Mark 2: 23-3:6, the scribes and Pharisees are out to get Jesus. It was the Sabbath and they were watching him intently to see if [...]
The most interesting fact I’ve learned in Yoga Teacher Training is that yoga originally had absolutely nothing to do with physical poses. What? No pretzel moves? Well, there was one pose: sitting comfortably. In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Book 2, Sutra 46 states “Asana is a steady, comfortable posture.” That’s not as easy as it seems for long periods of time. People have difficulty sitting still, so yoga was developed over time to include [...]