Hatha Yoga’s edge in exercise.

Hatha Yoga’s edge in exercise.

What do we want? Toned tushies! When do we want them? Now! Thus, we go to the gym and do squat after squat after squat…. Oh, yay. Let’s change it up. Lunge for eight, seven, six… that is an interesting shade of blonde… five, four… need to pick up broccoli… three, two…...
Yoga isn’t exercise. Here’s why I’m wrong.

Yoga isn’t exercise. Here’s why I’m wrong.

Yogas chitta vritti nirodha. Yoga is the quieting of the fluctuations of the mind. -Yoga Sutras 1:2.                 I can almost hear Patanjali… Did I stutter??? Nowhere in that statement do we see anything about core, quads, hamstrings, or the body at all! In fact,...
The downward-dog days of summer.

The downward-dog days of summer.

In Louisville, the long late summer days of August are often referred to as the “dog” days of summer. Or if you are a Louisville yogi, the “downward dog” days of summer. (That deserved at least a hint of a smile. A smirk, even!) Even though the kids are back in school...
Yoga Nidra, brought to you by a sleepless night!

Yoga Nidra, brought to you by a sleepless night!

Two o’clock. It was two o’clock in the morning. It was two o’clock in the morning… and there were so many thoughts to be thunk! I wonder if that comment I made at the meeting yesterday come out sounding astute or pretentious? I have to remember to pick up tomatoes for...
Sage Advice.

Sage Advice.

As a family herbalist, my education left me well versed in the traditional medical uses of many plants. However, it has only been recently that I have really cultivated a deep appreciation for sage. Sage is a plant with silvery-gray leaves that is often used in savory...