There’s No Place Like Home

I went away for a long weekend to a retreat in Palm Springs. Aside from the sweltering heat (got up to 122 degrees!), it was a nice way to recharge and unwind. Being around other creatives in an unstructured setting was refreshing. I felt accepted and welcomed from the start. However, no amount of cool can […]

Breathe Easy

Breathing is a natural part of life. It’s necessary for survival. Breathing in oxygen helps keep your blood circulating, allows your organs to work properly, and eliminates toxins and waste. No one will argue the importance of breathing. While breathing came to us automatically at birth, it can be difficult to perform “breathing exercises.” If you don’t […]

Mindfulness on My Mind

I’ve been meditating for about ten years, and just when I thought I understood the practice, I learned something new. This all came to a head during a discussion I had with a meditation mentor about mindfulness. I’ve read countless pieces of literature on the practice of mindfulness, but it was in this one talk that it […]

When the Going Gets Good

We are so caught up in noticing our downfalls, that when asked to describe our experience of ease, we oftentimes get stumped. Why do we have so much trouble remembering the good times? It seems that we get fixated on what’s missing or what’s going wrong or what needs to be done that we zone […]

Yoga in Bed: 8 Poses to Unwind from the Day

Treat yourself to a few minutes of quiet time and gentle yoga at the end of the day. Yoga helps settle the mind and relax the body, and it can be done in the comfort of your own bed and pajamas. Before you get under the sheets, try these simple yet calming yoga poses to get […]

How to Make Sure You Don’t Need a Vacation From Your Vacation

Summer is right around the corner, and for many this means getting out of town. Vacations can be just what the doctor ordered — however, time spent away from home can also wreak havoc on your body and your health if you’re not careful. For healthy travels, you’ll want to make sure you pack items […]

Yoga for the Face, Eyes, Ears, and Jaw with Tias Little

This post is part of a series about my experience at the SF Yoga Journal Conference in January 2014. The title of this session was by itself enough to get me through the door. Rarely do the head and neck region get the attention they deserve in yoga classes, much less a savasana (corpse pose) that truly relaxes […]