Yoga for Functional Mobility

I first became interested in the practice of yoga in my early twenties. It naturally came along with an in-depth study of eastern philosophy - specifically an exploration of Buddhism, The Holy Science and The Bhagavad Gita. I began a daily practice of Hatha yoga stretches along with sun salutations that I performed everyday without fail. I did not own a yoga mat and I couldn't afford a yoga class. I practiced in my living room on the rug or outside on the grass - even when traveling. I seldom missed a day of practice. I also practiced several different forms of meditation (influenced by my Native American cultural explorations as well as my study of eastern philosophy). Around the same ti

Meditation for Peace

I have been writing a lot about grief, suffering and pain lately - reflecting on what is happening in the world, so I thought I would leave you with this precious Meditation for practicing peace - bringing peace into your personal life and sending it out into the world - before I leave for a 2 week training. We will be using Kapota Mudra for this meditation. Kapota means "Dove" in Sanskrit, and the Dove is the symbol of peace. It is used for cultivating "Ahimsa", the practice of non-violence. First come to a comfortable seat. This could be Sukhasana (easy pose) or you can sit in a chair with your spine straight and your feet on the floor. Place your hands in Kapota mudra. This mudra is ver

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