Practicing Compassion and Kindness

Every time I step on my yoga mat, my wise teacher reminds the class, “Yoga is a practice.”  I’ve learned that a “practice” means you approach whatever you are doing without expectation, taking what comes in the moment with gratitude. It’s a simple concept but not always easy to do. My mind likes to assess…

Balance Found

Yoga is one of my favorite exercises. I love how my body feels after a series of poses: relaxed, energized, free. Last year, I committed to a regular practice, going to class a few times a week. Then life got busy and yoga seemed an expensive luxury so I stopped going. I missed it, but…