Quinoa, Edamame and Kale Salad

Quinoa, Edamame and Kale Salad

If you participated in my free Gentle Kripalu Yoga class on June 9 (see the video, here), you heard me speak of this recipe. You’ll see that it’s actually less a recipe and more a “starting point.” I had a simple list of ingredients on a package when I made this for...
As If

As If

The last of the Yamas and Niyamas (yoga’s 10 ethical precepts) is Ishvara Pranidhana, which has been translated as everything from “surrender to God” to “offering the fruits of one’s actions to the Divine” to “unshakeable faith in the guiding and protecting power of...
Why Practice?

Why Practice?

I keep coming back to Danna Faulds’ poem, The Pendulum Swings: Have patience. The pendulum that swung too far in one direction will swing back. At the moment of its turning, everything hangs in the balance. All the momentum of past actions is suspended in mid-air, and...
Little Healings

Little Healings

“Little things mean a lot,” the saying goes. And thank goodness. Hope, healing, relief – these aren’t to be found solely in large things. They don’t require a lavish trip, fantastic news from a doctor, a new love, a new job, a new home. Sometimes, thankfully, hope,...
A Chakra Blessing

A Chakra Blessing

A CHAKRA BLESSING Muladhara I greet you, my feet, my root, all that keeps me solid and steady on the ground, in tune with Mother Earth. I know that I am whole and safe. Swadisthana I greet you, my belly, my hips, my flowing waters of deep feeling and creativity....