If Every Moment Carried the Hope of a New Year

Yes, Happy Day!! As we embark on a new year, whether or not we set out new goals or resolutions for the year, there’s always an air of hope moving into this day. Of leaving behind that which didn’t serve us well from the year before. The possibilities that lie […]

Happy Day!

Past Present Future Meditation

Past, Present, Future Meditation

Meditation. Often people think meditation means getting rid of all of the thoughts in your head. While it might feel great to empty the mind completely, it’s nearly impossible, especially when you sit down with the intention to not think about anything. In order to not think about something, whether […]

Yoga Nidra: Finding Deep Relaxation

I teach yoga nidra on Fridays at Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center. Every week, I have at least one person ask me, “What exactly is this practice?” So I thought I would offer my answer here, as well as provide a practice for those who would like to try this practice […]


Understanding the Nervous System

Sympathetic nervous system. Parasympathetic nervous system. They’re words that are often bandied about when we talk of the benefits of yoga. Sometimes we go a little deeper and talk about how these two systems play a role in our stress response, how they’re tied to the breath, or how we […]

Why balance?

Lately I’ve been circling back to a flow I developed a while back that moves through a lot of balancing postures to strengthen the core without aggravating the lower back, shoulder girdle, and wrists. It’s a great leaping off point (pun intended) for moving into toppling tree, pictured above. As […]

Toppling Tree