Dharana leading to Dhyana

For the first time, I was away from my family- husband and two small children- for 5 whole days. I was happy to be, as I was with my beloved Anusara yoga community, with like minded yogis and yoginis, every one of them in focused pursuit of inner development and sharpened skills for the greater …

Summer Gardens

August felt like the month of gardens. I first felt their supportive presence mid August when we came across the butterfly garden in Central Park North. (A few butterfly gardens are planted throughout the park with the particular milkweed plants that butterflies feast on to sustain their migration between Canada and Mexico. The flowers in …

Stepping up to Support the Whole

In a time when the collective awareness is so in sync, so tuned in, there is no way to not be overwhelmed by the heaving tumult of humanity as it thrashes about.  We are confronted with a barrage of agenda laden opinions and blame tactics, it’s easy to think we have lost all sanity, never …

Wholeness Immersion

The power of nature is its ability to remind me that I am whole. Living in the city, I can be away from enveloping nature for months at a time. So nature immersion can be a slow process. It began with observation, the sitting with- with the sounds, the brushing movements, the slow changing light, …

Life– moving forward

Spring… What a contrast from the Winter! Of course there is so much unseen preparation and many stages to the emergence of Spring, but when it finally pops it is shockingly sudden. Every time I have the chance to take it in the green has thickened and the sounds are more densely filled with bird’s song …