Cooling Off for the Summer

“We will not discover our place in the world. We must design our place in the world.” –Courtney Romano, author of “The First Ten Years” Choices. Our lives are laden with them, and the spectrum across which they exist—from insubstantial to life changing—is extraordinarily broad. A number of choices I made last summer provoked massive … Continue reading

Taking Action, Actively

In our yogic scope of the world, svadhyaya is the act of self-study or self-reflection. One of the five niyamas, or principles regarding personal conduct, svadhyaya lives under Patanjali’s eightfold path of yoga. These eight limbs allow us to move from the external to the internal, offering us ethics and guides to balanced living, as … Continue reading

On the Mat: Creatures of Habit

We are all, as they say, creatures of habit. Do you always set up your yoga mat in the same space in the room? Do you always auto-tip your hand to your front foot in Trikonasana (triangle pose)? Do you always put your feet at the same distance away from your hands in Adho Mukha … Continue reading

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