Mind racing? Grab a pencil.
If you know me in real life, you definitely know that I'm a morning person. I often refer to myself as Grandma Emily because when given the choice, I'll go to bed at 9:00 PM and get up at 5:00 AM (although, admittedly, my own grandmother doesn't even do that). That's not to say that... Continue Reading →
We've spent the past five weeks discussing Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga, with last week's topic being Pratyahara (sensory withdrawal). As I mentioned then, the last four of the eight limbs are a bit less concrete (at least to the Western mind) and may take a little exploration before anything begins to click. The sixth... Continue Reading →
Because I believe it's important to be honest, both with ourselves and others, I'll come right out and say that I have a hard time letting go. In fact, when I first started learning about non-attachment in my yoga classes, it was the one thing I was pretty hesitant about. I don't mind change --... Continue Reading →
It snuck up on us again - December 31st, I mean. Sure, Rosh HaShanah (the Jewish New Year) was back in September and I celebrated then, but since I didn't grow up Jewish (and also just as an American), my instinctual calendar new year is January 1st, which means the new year is literally two... Continue Reading →