Ayurveda, Tell Us! Why do Summer’s Fly By?

Ayurveda, Tell Us! Why do Summer’s Fly By?

Ayurvedically, the Summer Months, or Grisma Rtu, are ruled by Air (Vayu) and Fire (Agni). The combination brings Movement (chalatva) and Intensity (tiksnatva) to our lives – even in (or perhaps especially in) COVID times. Our feeling of lightness makes us feel...
A Discussion on What is Yoga?

A Discussion on What is Yoga?

I was grateful for the opportunity to be interviewed by the company with whom I work, The Pad Climbing. About a year ago, the Pad hired me to support, expand, and make more nuanced the Yoga and Fitness Program at the gym. In the process, I discovered how closely...
Sthiram Before Sukham

Sthiram Before Sukham

स्थिरसुखमासनम् ॥४६॥ sthira-sukham-āsanam ॥46॥ As Yogin(ini)s we often hear the phrase sthira-sukham-āsanam as a means to create a balanced experience in the body complex via the posture. However, as I have been studying other Vedic texts, I have come to appreciate...
Kali Yuga

Kali Yuga

I consider myself an inquisitive, openminded person. I see myself mostly as a person before i do any other categorizing title. But, in moments of weakness, and doubt, or even just in the quiet moments in the dark in bed, between awake and asleep, I feel myself judging...
Memorize Something

Memorize Something

There are images everywhere. There are images of images. A tree. Her shadow. The nest in the tree. The colors of the bird song.  See it outside. Then close your eyes. See it inside. Remember. Everything.  The texture of the trunk. How, like shingles, does...