Kindness in Action

A couple of weeks ago I came across a news story that deeply inspired me. Apparently, a two year old child was running down the street headed straight for a busy intersection. The mom and dad were nowhere in sight. A car pulls over and a man jumps out and runs in front of the ...

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Spring Challenge

When I think of spring I think of taking time to reflect on things I could do in my own life to improve my health and environment. This year my friend Robert and his wife Eleni are my inspiration. A few weeks ago they embarked on a mission to clean up their diet. Robert is Italian ...

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A Calmer Place

I just came back from a three week vacation. My friend Julie asked me to go to Paris with her. I can’t remember the last time I was gone for three weeks that wasn’t Yoga or work related. Maybe 1996. Before I left a friend gave me this blessing. “Let every moment you will spend there be ...

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Unexpected Wisdom

At my grandson’s graduation his friend shared some unexpected wisdom for a 14 year old: “Now that I am graduating, I have been thinking a lot about the future and what comes next. When writing this speech, I received some inspiration from an unusual source. Not from a song, a book, or a quote, but from my ...

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The Problem of Change

Parinama Dukha: The Problem of Change This winter we decided to remodel our kitchen. For someone who loves cooking as much as I do, this seemed like a dream come true. Unfortunately, the promise of more efficient appliances, new cabinets and shinier surfaces blinded me to the disorder and discomfort that would ensue.  This promised three-week ...

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Birthday Blessing

Happy 16th Birthday SoundYoga! Yoga has stood the test of time for over 5000 years. The only way most great things can survive and flourish is by one generation sharing them with the next. Yoga teaches that by carefully choosing to focus our attention on an appropriate object, we can naturally improve the quality of our lives.  ...

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Peace, Calm, Serenity

Peace on earth. Wouldn’t that be nice? I’ve spent a lot of time this year reflecting on peace in the world and in my own life. This is not a new concept. For thousands of years people have sought to promote peace. The concept is embedded deep in Indian philosophy as part of the golden ...

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Stress Reduction Through Stillness

Restorative Yoga – Stress Reduction through Stillness by Milo Minnis (our Restorative Teacher) When we are in a dangerous situation or under high stress, our body’s  systems react. Through a series of physiological changes we may see an increased heart rate, increased blood flow to the muscles, and increased brain activation. Triggered too often, these can put ...

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Poster Child

My husband Tim and I have been married for OVER 26 years (yeah). He started coming to Yoga two years ago because he noticed that I never had back problems and he was always hurting his back, like laid up in bed for days, a couple of times a year. He is taking two classes ...

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Yoga Has a Rhythm

This quote comes from one of my favorite reflection books, 365 Yoga, Daily Meditations by Julie Rappaport. “Like music, Yoga has a rhythm. In your own practice this rhythm should be personal and specific to you. Often we get out of synch with our own true nature. The food we eat, the work we do and ...

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