Tag Archive | energy

Current of Hope

Current of Hope

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls […]

Spirit

Spirit

“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church.  For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.” -Khalil Gibran

Fuel Gauge

Fuel Gauge

About seven years ago, I created a personal challenge of practicing every day for 30 days.      I had flirted with yoga, practicing sporadically for years and was motivated to immerse in the practice.  It was such a great learning experience.  At the time, I preferred Power or more challenging vinyasa classes.  I would […]

Energize

Energize

“Passion is energy.  Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” -Oprah Winfrey

The Balance of Ego and Humility

The Balance of Ego and Humility

Yoga is a balancing act:  the balance of sukha (ease) and sthira (work), the balance of practice and application, and the balance of ego and humility. Considering ego and humility as energies, can help put this challenge into perspective.  Neither is good or bad, they are simply necessary expressions of Prana or life. When the […]

3 Calming Breath Practices for Kids

3 Calming Breath Practices for Kids

Life happens.  And for kids that can include scraped knees, sugar rushes, unbridled excitement, and scary situations.  These things happen, sometimes they are weathered well and sometimes things seem to downward spiral, leaving everyone feeling unsettled, and out of sorts. One of the best benefits of yoga for kids (and their parents) are self-regulation and […]

The Prana of Profanity

The Prana of Profanity

Disclaimer:  This post includes graphics which include profanity. I’m not sure where I come down on the issue of profanity and yoga.  On one hand, the use of profanity can display a lack of mastery of the English language, (something my mother would say).  On the other hand, (if I’ve learned anything from my father, […]