Seasonal Resilience: Grounding Yin for Transitions

Transitions can be tricky — even if you’re the one who wanted to make change.  Here is a 35-minute Yin Yoga-inspired practice meant to keep you grounded during moments of change. It’s also the perfect practice for autumn, with its excessive movement,...

Journaling with the Ancestors

2020 has been a year in which loss has loomed over all of us, not the least has been the loss of our everyday way of being with one another. In my own life, when I experience a loss — even a relatively small and sustainable one — it sometimes has a way of...

Deep Beauty

Friends, I’m happy to have an essay included among 40 other powerful writers in the anthology DEEP BEAUTY: Experiencing Wonder When the World Is on Fire. My essay has to do with how I got into yoga — as part of my legacy as the daughter of a concentration...

Shaking Your Way to Resilience

Shaking is one of the simplest (and joy-inducing) ways to release accumulated tension, and finding more freedom and flexibility in our lives. Animals shake off rough play, and even close calls with predators. Discharging tension by shaking is instinctual for humans...

Sleep & Resilience

Sleep is a cornerstone of good health. Yet 70% of Americans don’t get enough of it.  Poor sleep does more than make us cranky: it makes us less able to move through challenging times. Chronic sleeplessness constrains memory and our capacity to learn and solve...

Self Awareness: A Meditation

Think of self-awareness as a kind of meditation in which you focus your attention on different aspects of yourself — your feelings, your thoughts, your behaviors.  Self-awareness is often the first thing to go when something triggers us, even something below the...