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...