Painfree Crafting- Stretches, Yoga and A Training Schedule

In the next few months many of us will decide we have to "buckle down" and create all the presents and decorations that are on our imaginary -or sometimes not-so-imaginary- To Do List.  We have deadlines- Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year's Day.  And we cannot disappoint others by failing to create all the wonderful things that are swirling around our heads. ...more


I bet we all tend to begin a crafting project intrigued with the ...more

Bon Vivant


My Yoga Rx

My whole family is learning this Gary-Numan-synthpop equation: The song ”Cars” + a car + mama inside the car = me rocking out in my seat by mechanically rotating my head and arms. Squared. Next, my husband will egg me on with “Robot wife: activate. Execute program ‘get down.’” While the man is saying this in a disembodied drone, he is still managing to save his own dignity by not moving a muscle. I, on the other hand, run his command with such goofy enthusiasm that I shake the moving car....more

Lama Christie McNally - The Tibetan Book of Meditation

BOOK SIGNING & SPECIAL TEACHING - OCT 2-3, 7:30-9:30 PM                           Meet renowned spiritual teacher and author Lama Christie McNally as she returns to Los Angeles to introduce her newest book, The Tibetan Book of Meditation, and shares two days of rare and beautiful teachings on how these profound practices can transform the mind and open the  heart. ...more

Body Betrayal: Learning to Live in it, Love it, and Forgive it

Feel free to check out for the full content of this blog post! ...more

From the pursuit of happiness to the living reality: Becoming blissful through Isha Yoga

The following is a detailed account of my journey through personal and spiritual growth, thanks mostly to a tool called Isha Yoga. I offer this post as a small token of my gratitude, and hope that readers may gain some insights into these powerful practices. ...more

Humming Your Way To Better Health

Could humming help me reduce my blood pressure and heart rate? It sure would be great if it could. It's not just any kind of humming. It's a type of yoga breathing. And there are apparently many health benefits to this type of yoga breath. I am definitely going to give this a try. The Rejuvenation Lounge has a post discussing the 12 Instant Benefits of Humming Daily. ...more

I've read elsewhere that singing also lowers blood pressure. Not sure why that happens, ...more

Zen and the Art of Multi-Tasking

My husband calls it mommy yoga. ...more

I Contradict Myself...I Contain Multitudes

No, the title of this post does not come from the DSM-IV! Walt Whitman's Song of Myself came to mind as I began to construct this piece after reading chapter seven of Stephen Cope's The Wisdom of Yoga: ...more

Are Yoga Clothes Making You Lazy?

I have these super comfy capri yoga pants. I have two pair of them, actually. They are supposed to be for yoga and now for dance, but I have been wearing them...all...the...time. And I have noticed something about these pants: They make me lazy. They are too comfortable, too much like pajamas. How sad is that!? ...more

I think you make an excellent point. On the days I actually get dressed, I do get more done ...more