emerson’s down dog

Emerson’s Down Dog, or Notes toward a Transcendentalist Yoga By Colin Carman What does Ralph Waldo Emerson have to do with yoga?  What connection, if any, can be forged between Emerson, the high priest of American self-reliance, and an ancient practice used to open the heart and quiet the mind? What does the founder of […]

happy new year!

FRESHLY SQUEEZED OJAS It’s a new year. A time for new beginnings, new intentions, New Year resolutions. It can also be a time of ramping up and revving the engine, assuming your gas tank is full and you have had a tune-up over the break. But if you feel like you “just made it through […]

fall recipe & discount on organic ancient grains

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wall to wall- by cat mccarthy

  In crossing the threshold into my 45th year of embodiment, I am grateful for new insights…  Every birthday you celebrate adds another layer of experience that surrounds you.  You collect these yearly concentric circles like an encasement of knowledge.  In yoga, there are similar lampshade-like sheaths of awareness called “koshas.”  They range from the […]

change is the new black- by cat mccarthy

“entropy (noun), as in life is a struggle against entropy: deterioration, degeneration, crumbling, decline, degradation, decomposition, breaking down, collapse; disorder, chaos.” This year has been entropic, to say the least.  For many, 2012 has been full of dissolution…divorces, deaths, de-cluttering, physical injuries and paralyzing outcomes, unprecedented destructive weather, and unexpected deterioration with countries and even […]

Book Review- by Colin Carman

Review: _Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi: My Humble Quest to Heal my Colitis, Calm my ADD, and Find the Key to Happiness_ by Brian Leaf (Novato, California: New World Library, 2012). 265 pages. Trade Paperback. Price: $14.95 By Colin Carman The seventh and most compelling key to happiness outlined in Brian Leaf’s new book […]

How I lost my bind and came to my senses: Lesson from yoga on letting go of love. – by Pilar Dellano

I’ve had my heart broken around 4 times, give or take an artery –  as many instances as my iPhone has been shattered.  I’m pretty sure these tragic life events are indisputably connected, considering the annoying fragility of both hearts and iPhones, and the difficulty to mend either one without great patience, personal expense and […]

Patanjali Revisited: A Run Down on the 5 Kleshas- by Bibi Lorenzetti

In the second chapter of the Yoga Sutras, the Sadhana Pada, Patanjali outlines “the means to liberation.” Within these key principles we find the five kleshas, or obstacles: ignorance, egoism, attachment, aversion and clinging to life. Sutra 2.2 introduces the subject very clearly: “The goal of Yoga is not to obtain something that is lacking: […]

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