"We are all related". These are words from the Lakota language that embrace their philosophy of interconnectedness. I learned them from my Seminole spiritual teacher as well as my Lakota spiritual teachers. This concept is especially pertinent in today's world, although it is not an easy concept to embrace if you are not familiar with it. Most native cultures have a similar philosophy - the understanding that we, the human race, are intricately and intimately connected to the
In my personal yoga practice, I almost never play music, but when I first started teaching yoga, I realized my students might expect me to play music in the background. So, I downloaded a bunch of "yoga music" I thought was appropriate (and not distracting). Music that didn't make me want to "get up and dance" (as a dancer, I hear music and I want to dance, or even sing along!). I found some meditative music that I liked, and used in most of my classes.
Then, when I moved ba
“Those who know, they know even without my saying and those who do not know, will not know even if I say something." - Buddha
Women in our society, and in many societies have historically not been allowed to have a voice, and are ridiculed, denigrated and belittled when we do speak out. Being raised a strong, smart woman - I have seldom been afraid to speak out and speak my mind when I feel I have something to say...I am NOT one to hold my tongue. That being said, it has so
*Disclaimer: This post is not meant to be medical advice! Please consult a doctor if you are suffering from digestive distress of any kind!
Stress affects all of us in different ways. Tension in the neck and shoulders, migraines, insomnia, depression or anxiety and digestive disorders are all pretty common physical, emotional and psychological responses to stress in our lives. Today's blog post targets digestive distress.
For me, my digestion is the first thing to go hayw