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Bring Me the Rhinoceros: And Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life

Back in February, I opened the latest issue of Lion’s Roar and read an article by John Tarrant that blew me away. Mostly, it blew me away because I had a hard time following it. It was really my first introduction into Zen koans and even his explanation was mind-opening and intangible to me. So, […]

Self-Care For Busy People

This isn’t actually “reading”, but I thought I’d share a quick review of Kris Carr’s new meditation album “Self Care For Busy People.” As you know, I am a HUGE fan of any and all tools that will help us to sit on our cushions everyday and take a few mindful breaths. I’m also a […]

The Power of Myth; Take Two

Yoga Book Club is revisiting The Power of Myth for a fresh take on this classic text. We first read this book about 2.5 years ago but with new members and new eyes, we take a second look for added insight or changes of perspective. Last month, we finished reading The Middle Passage. I’m writing […]

The Middle Passage

Author James Hollis’s eloquent reading provides the listener with an accessible and yet profound understanding of a universal condition—or what is commonly referred to as the Mid-life crisis. The book shows how we may travel this Middle Passage consciously, thereby rendering our lives more meaningful and the second half of life immeasurably richer.   Stay […]

The Goddess Pose

The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West When the woman who would become Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899, yoga was virtually unknown outside of India. By the time of her death, in 2002, it was being practiced everywhere, from Brooklyn to Berlin to Ulaanbaatar. […]

Itsy Bitsy Yoga

As you can imagine, I’ve been VERY excited to return to the yoga mat after giving birth to my son, Asa. Finding the time and energy to practice has been a quite a process, but I’ve discovered that sharing my practice with Asa rather trying to do it solo is so rewarding for both of […]

Radical Acceptance

For many of us, feelings of deficiency are right around the corner. It doesn’t take much–just hearing of someone else’s accomplishments, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work–to make us feel that we are not okay. Beginning to understand how our lives have become ensnared in this trance of unworthiness is […]

The Secret of the Yoga Sutra

On October 7, Sacred Thread Yoga is hosting Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD (Spiritual Head, Himalayan Institute) for a guided practice, lecture and book signing of his book The Secret of the Yoga Sutra. I am so excited about this opportunity to hear Dr. Tigunait speak that I’m nominating his book to be our Yoga Book […]

July Book Club

For July’s Yoga Book Club, we have selected Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices From the East and West. We are meeting July 22 at 8 p.m. for discussion – this group is open to anyone who is interested. Contact me for location details! About this book: In this luminous collection, Daniel Ladinsky—best known […]