November 11, 2019

It's flu and cold season, so I figured I would send out my favorite natural remedies to prevent, fight and keep off a nasty cold. I hope this may be useful to you!

Citrus booster:

1 navel orange juiced plus the pulp

½ a lemon

½ grapefruit

1 heaping tsp grated ginger

1 ½ tsp...

November 11, 2019

As Krishna says in the Gita, our first dharma is to take care of our bodies. When our bodies are healthy we can take care of more important things like our minds, others, the planet, ect...A lot of students I encounter in my journey as a teacher struggle when change oc...

August 9, 2019

I’m on the last stretch of my return journey home from teaching in Canada. It has taken me three days to arrive. The delays encountered on this trip have taught me a lot about the way uncertainty and total lack of control make you feel. Not knowing puts you in a state...

July 29, 2019

There will always be something we lack, something else we want that we don't have. The practice is to be able to see what we do have. I observe myself often longing for something i don't have; when I get absorbed by that mindset I notice I exist in a state of depletion...

July 21, 2019

What are we looking for?

My therapist always talks about being aware of where I place my anxiety. He says that when we as humans can't sit in the discomfort of not knowing,  of feeling unsettled, alone, disgruntled, fearful, ect we tend to look for an exterior place whe...

June 17, 2019

“Yoga as union, which means overcoming the divided self. Separation is the opposite of union, and the ultimate separation, which has affected all of us, is the mind in separation from its essential nature.” says Deepack Chopra in the forward of Eddie’s Stern book ‘One...

June 10, 2019

I was tending to my garden this weekend and I realized this growing sense of discomfort growing inside of me.  All kinds of things got in the way of me being able to repot a plant into the ground. Poison ivy, weeds, roots underground, rocks...As I was cleaning up this...

May 29, 2019

In today’s world we have become accustomed to having information at our fingertips. This has its upsides and downsides. It’s personally made me a lot more impatient and less present in my relationships, not only to others but also in the context of the natural unfoldin...

March 26, 2019

I came to India feeling uncomfortable with using the word Guru to define a human being I spend time studying under. A month later as I get ready to leave India, I understand the word Guru again and in a new light. The word ‘Guru’ comes from the Sanskrit language and ha...

March 21, 2019

've been dabbling with the idea of boredom and assimilation. As a society we have a tendency to use, abuse and accumulate objects, relationships, moments, ect...We are accumulation junkies, the more the better. Assisting Sharath Jois here in Mysore I realize that happe...