The Practice of Aparigraha

The Practice of Aparigraha

By: Tara Gallo As we approach the holiday season, we are constantly bombarded with all the ‘hot,’ new items to put on our wish list for ourselves, our friends, and our family. How many options for tablets or smart phones do we really need? All of this...
A Reflection on Gratitude

A Reflection on Gratitude

November Focus of the Month By: Martha Goldstein “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri-Frederic Amiel (philosopher/poet) As we approach...
Lila: Divine Play

Lila: Divine Play

By: Tina Crandell The Sanskrit word, lila (pronounced “lee-lah”), means play. More specifically, divine play, or the play of the gods. While the term is much richer than our word, certain sentiments are shared: that play is something spontaneous, inspired, and...
The Yoga of Action

The Yoga of Action

By: Monica Ott “The power of action shakes off the inertia blanketing our soul. It awakens our dormant forces of will and knowledge and infuses us with self-trust and self-confidence. In the light of this active will and knowledge we are able to see...
Honoring the Language of Yoga

Honoring the Language of Yoga

by Chef Nik Just as every classically trained chef ‘speaks’ the language of Escoffier and follows Le Guide Culinaire, every yogi needs to ‘speak’ the language of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Sanskrit is the gatekeeper of Yoga and you must make friends with it to be...
The Power of ‘OM’

The Power of ‘OM’

By: Stephanie Miller “Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God.” When I Om, I feel that I’m able to pray and meditate at the same time.” -Reverend Diane Robinson It is said in Hindu mythology Brahma (the creator) had a thought, “I am...