Tag Archive | energy

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, […]

#PowerPose 48 – Viśvāmitrāsana

#PowerPose 48 – Viśvāmitrāsana

“Put your oxygen mask on first.”  That’s what we always hear from the attendants just before a flight.  When you are sitting next to a young child or a loved one, you might have second thoughts.  But, this is a good lesson and reminder for all of us.  If someone needs our help, we need […]

If I Only Had a Brain

Sometimes I feel like I’m being pulled in way too many directions.  I feel like my stuffing has been pulled out, just like the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz. Tending to a husband, three kids, work, homework, making dinner, shopping, coordinating, and more are all just in a day’s work.  Most days and weeks […]