Yoga and Life

New Year’s Resolutions: Beginning With the End in Mind

Yoga and Life

We’re nearing the end of the year and that moment of truth when we look back over the last 11+ months and make an assessment. What have you accomplished? What are the highlights of your year? What do you... Read More »

A Feel Good Story for Thanksgiving

Yoga and Life

It’s Thanksgiving, my friend, and I want to share a story with you. This is a story that my friend and former housemate shared with me a couple months ago as he was preparing to move away from Austin... Read More »

The Importance of Vision

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As we’re in the midst of BeneFIT’s Best Life Ever challenge I can’t help but to think back 16 years ago, this same time of year, to when I was in my Bikram Yoga teacher training. It was really... Read More »

A Challenge to Help Make it Through Challenging Times

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As often happens in life, one step leads to another, to another and then to another and, before you know it, in looking back it’s hard to see where it all started. We’ve all witnessed tumultuous change in our... Read More »

Astrology & Tapping???

Energy Work / Yoga and Life

If you know me at all, you know that I love to share new things I learn that can help make our lives better. And often I share them in stories I tell during class from some past experience... Read More »

Hydration & Electrolytes

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Surviving the heat of the summer (or Bikram Yoga) requires proper hydration and electrolyte balance. But most Americans operate in a state of dehydration. They simply don’t know how much better they’d feel if they just drank more water.... Read More »

What is Hatha Yoga?

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It’s not infrequent that someone calls the studio, asks about hatha yoga and after a few minutes of conversation says, “Oh, I thought hatha yoga means hot yoga.” The words do sound similar but they are from very different... Read More »

The Birth of Bikram Yoga

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July 9th, 2010 was the 40th anniversary of the passing of Bishnu Ghosh, Bikram Choudhury’s guru. We say the word guru means teacher, though a more thorough translation is “one who removes darkness.” Bishnu was the youngest brother of... Read More »

Yoga Competition?

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Does the notion of a yoga competition upset you? If so, you’re not alone. It’s perfectly understandable. For those of us who have found yoga to be the sanctuary that helps us to find inner peace, relief from the... Read More »

Quieting the Mind

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When was the last time you had absolutely no worries occupying your mind? Do you know what it feels like to have a calm mind, free of worries or concerns, and to truly be at ease and feel peaceful?... Read More »

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