Setting your Sankalpa

Setting your Sankalpa

Sankalpa is similar to the idea of intention, but we hold it gently and in a sweeter way. The concept itself is paradoxical – there is a determination to achieve, yet with an ease about doing so. It is fierce and fluid at the same time. As you sit down to begin your yoga, consider your Sankalpa and return to it

Summer Mint Tea

Summer Mint Tea

As we near the official beginning of summer, many of us are enjoying warmer and warmer days. Now you can shake off some of the heat with this delicious and cooling mint tea. Simply steep a couple handfuls of fresh mint in boiling water. Let steep for 10-15 minutes and then add cool water. Chill for at least one hour.

The Great Way is Not Difficult For Those Who Have No Preferences

The Great Way is Not Difficult For Those Who Have No Preferences

–Faith in Mind– Xin Xin Ming 信心銘  By Seng Can 僧璨 (550ce). The Third Patriarch of Zen after Bodhidharma, and the Thirteenth Patriarch after Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. Opening verses of the poem…. The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction

Return to the Rhythms of Nature

Return to the Rhythms of Nature

~Healthy & Graceful Aging~ Lifestyle does matter when it comes to health — strong family connections, nutrient-dense food, and physical activity are the keys to longevity in the “Blue Zones,” the geographic locations that most centenarians call home. The Nourishing Life method has its roots in the ancient Chinese science of wellness, longevity, and potency called Yang Sheng, which literally

Yoga and Thyroid Health

Yoga and Thyroid Health

The thyroid is a gland located in the lower neck that secretes hormones through the circulatory system to maintain harmony among all organs in the body. A part of the endocrine system, the thyroid controls your metabolism, regulates your body temperature, maintains energy levels, ensures healthy menstruation, and plays a key role in brain and nervous system development. During pregnancy, thyroid hormone controls fetal