International Yoga Day

The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga on Dec 11, 2014. On Dec 11, India's Permanent Representative introduced the draft resolution in UNGA. Hence, June 21, 2015 was the first International Day of Yoga. The practice of Yoga is over 5,000 years old. It is more than simply a form of exercise. The practice of yoga itself has branched into many forms and fads in the United States, but the true, dedicated practice of Yoga unites us with our True Self. As my teacher, Dr. Ananda said, "If it doesn't Empower you, it isn't yoga." This ancient practice of Yoga and her sister science, Ayurveda connect us to all life and the 5 elements that exist both a

Handling unexpected life changes

You never know when your life is going to get side-tracked. People say your life can change in an instant. Sometimes that “instant” might take a month or so to evolve and change your life but it has a major impact. Back in February, my Dad had a pretty bad fall. In fact, he had several falls he hadn’t told us about - but this one was pretty bad. He refused to go to the hospital when my Mom got him inside. Without going into specifics to protect my Dad’s privacy - and to make a long story short - my Dad refused help and gradually stopped eating and taking care of himself. On his 78th birthday in March, my sister, my Mom and I did a sort of intervention and called an ambulance. He could hav

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