How To Unbalance The Stress Equation In Your Favor

  Do you want to heal? Look at how stress moves in your body and life. If stress is going into your body and making a home in you, your body will play defense like a pro, but will have a tough time healing. Find a way to reverse that direction. Stress will come. Find a way to keep it moving on out, and let your body shift from defense to healing. Your body is a pro here, too. It will even tell you what it needs. You just have to listen. Tara and I get to see how people…

War, What Is It Good For?

  Have you ever tried to force someone you know to be more flexible? Have you ever tried to force yourself to be more flexible? It doesn't work so well, does it? This holds the same whether you walk into a meeting and try to force everyone to go your way, or you go to war with your tight muscles. Force is typically met with equally forceful resistance. No matter how strong you are, there is always something that will push back. You might win occasionally, likely by accident. More often, you'll break something, in your relating with other people,…
The Most Important Thing You Can Do

The Most Important Thing You Can Do

Hi Friends, I've been reminded lately in more ways than a few that the most important thing we can do is take care of our selves. I'm coming off some travel to Korea, Japan, Miami and now back home for a while, which has made me realize the importance of self care. I'm lucky, I practice a lot of easy going yoga and eat well so I am rarely sick. I don't really get jet lagged and I can't remember the last time I had a cold or the flu. I didn't always have the grounding self care in my…

I Can’t Do Yoga, I’m Embarrassed, It’s Weird!

  Tara and I like to go for walks. We meet lots of people on the street, and lots of times they tell us they can't go to yoga. You've probably heard the reasons. At first, it's often a simple "Oh I'm not flexible" or "I can't do all that stuff." Talk a little longer, lots of people say "I'm embarrassed." And a little longer, "Yoga's kind of weird!" Tara and I often respond a little differently. For Tara, it's pretty simple. Suddenly I hear her say   "You're Perfect! It's Fun!!"   Everyone is smiling. Yoga is suddenly on…

Is Yoga Working?

  Do you think yoga works? Do you think yoga helps, but it doesn't help with your job? And it doesn't help you lose weight. You're stressed, it's not helping there. Challenges are impassible roadblocks. Your health could be better. Your relationships aren't so good. You keep hurting yourself. Regular life is still a struggle. But yoga helps because it gives you a place to get away from all this. Is this what you see, looking at your yoga, and your life? Is this what you see in the yoga going on around you?   It sounds like this yoga…