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
This post's title is taken from the last few words of the children's song "Hokey Pokey". The song begins something like: You put your right foot in, you take your right foot out, you put your right foot in and you shake it all about…” I’m not quite sure why that song popped into my … Continue reading That’s What It’s All About