by Sandra Burgess I spent the holidays in Phoenix this year visiting my delicious godson Connor and his sister Maggie. They were on me like velcro the moment I arrived, and I loved every minute of it. At three and a half, Connor is as sturdy as a tank, and felt about as heavy as … Continue reading We’ve Got Your Back!
This is the time - as the year comes to a close - when I find myself reflecting. Pema Chodron wrote (and I paraphrase), that the journey through life is akin to 'riding in a train sitting backwards; we can see where we have been but not where we are going'. It seems tempting to … Continue reading All Aboard!
The doors of TexasYogini studio have been open now for three and a half months and they have been chock full of busy! Creating and recreating the schedule, organizing and reorganizing the space, and even a full-on renovation of the studio while still running classes. Throughout all the hubbub, I've been attending events spreading the … Continue reading And Why Did You Do This?
My yoga journey began at the age of 29 (I'm 46 now). Throughout the years, I've often said to myself, "I wish I had found yoga when I was younger." Not because I'd be closer to twisting myself into a pretzel, but because I now understand and have experienced the benefits of breathwork and yoga. … Continue reading Lucky Kids!
Most of us have heard the phrase 'practice what you preach', but in the midst of getting a studio off the ground - and hopefully building a strong kula - I keep reminding myself that I should practice where I teach. And then I mull that over trying to discern exactly what that means. After … Continue reading Practice Where You Teach
You know those scenes in movies when one object or person is in focus but everything/everyone else is blurry? Well, I think that is how I have been living my life - I focus my attention on one person or project at a time but the different pieces of my life never seemed to fit … Continue reading Sweet Clarity
Yes, I'm talking about beauty and how do we define it? This has been on my mind lately and I have no idea how to answer that question. If asked to describe a beautiful sunset or beach or bluebonnet most people would probably have a similar response, but when it comes to human beauty it's … Continue reading Skin Deep
Although I've heard it many times before, I recently read the 'eyes are the window to the soul'. As I think about that, I am acutely aware of how intimate and vulnerable and scary it feels to make eye contact with someone and know that as we sustain that contact we are really seeing one … Continue reading Cleaning Windows
As I am sitting at the Phnom Penh airport waiting to board my flight home (2 weeks earlier than expected) I'm reflecting on the why. I meticulously planned this trip - had everything laid out and was to end my journey volunteering in Thailand. As such a Type-A, why did I deviate from the plan and … Continue reading An Early Departure
When I traveled to India two summers ago, I thought it would be the impetus for my own spiritual evolution and I was right. I returned home a different person and prepared to face incredible challenges in a compassionate manner. The events of the last two years have cultivated a sense of gratitude for each … Continue reading Deep In My Heart