Creating Calm Children: The Importance of Developing Internal Guidance Systems

“I was at a loss as to where to turn to try and help my son. He has always struggled with self-regulation. As a toddler, he would tantrum for up to 6 hours at a time. We could not plan activities, go on vacation, or visit friends since we never knew what would set him off and how long it would take him to calm down. In preschool, he was asked to leave one school because of his tantrums and he was having trouble making friends in his new school. Our pediatrician, occupational therapist, and county psychologist all suggested he...

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The Gift of Yoga

Tis the Season of blessings, gratitude, reflection, giving, receiving… and of opening gifts. I thank yoga for making every day a day for opening gifts. Just today I opened two amazing gifts… my eyes. As I was driving to the yoga studio to guide a class, my eyes were drawn to the ducks on the lake swimming blissfully. I pass these ducks and the lake almost every day but today my eyes were drawn to the peaceful glide of the ducks, the stillness of the water and the greenness of the grass along the banks. The sky was a smoky...

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Satya – Truth

What does the word ‘truth’ mean? Words, just like thoughts, at their most basic level are vibrations. The truth is; everything in you and around you vibrating at different frequencies. Albert Einstein said, “Everything is energy and that is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” The yogic practice of Satya focuses on carefully choosing our words so they do the least harm and most good. Absolute Truth IS and always will BE....

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Flowing with Grace

When I first joined A Yoga Village, I was really into the hot yoga scene. I loved the hot yoga classes they offered. I loved the sequence. I loved to sweat. And, I loved to challenge myself and go deeper into some of the more difficult and amazing postures. I would look around at some of the other students, the young and agile yogis, wishing I was that bendy, that balanced and strong enough to hold a pose balanced on one leg for a whole minute. Boy! Those minutes were long. The tighter I tried to hold the pose, the...

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All Aboard The Brain Train

Hello fellow yogis and welcome to my July blog. It’s always a challenge to know what to write but after spending a whole weekend at A Yoga Village, I was very inspired with Updesh Kaur’s workshop, Facets of the Mind. The mind is fascinating indeed. This workshop was an invitation to study the evolution of the brain and workings of the mind, its thoughts and perceptions. It’s an extraordinary thing to clinically inspect your own mind without attachments or judgments. And it’s even more amazing how meditation can connect you to your mind and also how you can sit inside...

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