Reflections

Yoga for Cold Hands and a Warm Heart

Published on January 31, 2014 on Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen.

My teacher, Patricia Walden, regularly advises us to “have an adventure” in our practices. Now, I’m all for having new experiences, and I know that this state of mind comes easily when the weather is warm and the skies are sunny. However, much like the water in the frozen ponds and creeks … continue reading.

Joy to the World: An Easy Restorative Yoga Sequence

Published on December 20, 2013 on Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen.

Planning, shopping, cooking, traveling, and gathering with extended family…the holiday season is upon us—and along with it, a number of challenges to the body, mind, and spirit. The good news is … continue reading.

The Yoga of Fullness

Published on November 15, 2013 on Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen.

Do you know that saying, “Don’t tempt the fates”? Well, in my last blog I asserted that a dedicated yoga practice had seated me in gratitude, which leads to contentment. I’d already planned my next assignment, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, to explore the concept of thankfulness. And the fates were about to hold my grateful, contented feet to the fire.

On Friday November 1, 2013, I was in Terminal 3 of the Los Angeles International Airport when a 23-year-old man, armed with an semi-automatic assault rifle … continue reading.