Make Yourself a Priority

I am sharing my “peace” with you from a Dallas, TX hotel room where I prepare to attend a 3 day yoga intensive! I have been making yoga a priority in my life since my first meditation workshop years ago in Lafayette, LA. Many people have said to me “of course you would be making yoga a priority, you are a studio owner and teacher.” The truth is that yoga is […]

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Extreme Self-Care

Extreme self care is one of the more selfless activities we can offer our loved ones, the community and the planet. While on first glance self care may seem selfish, self care translates to self love and when we love ourselves, we love others. This is a message to my friends encouraging you to look at the ways you can generate and assimilate more energy through extreme self care. Begin […]

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Compassion

We have all experienced life’s loss, betrayal and pain…we have two options at any given time and that is to close our heart to what we feel is the source of loss and pain or we may open our hearts even further and allow love to flow through and shower all hearts involved with compassion. Compassion is simply unconditional love and with compassion there are no deal breakers to extending […]

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What is Community?

What is community? Our Eastern brothers and sisters offer to us the word, kula. Kula is a group of individuals with like minds and hearts communing together for a common purpose creating cohesiveness that forms an unseen bond of support. Each person is a like a pebble tossed to the water creating a profound ripple effect within the community, and the Yoga Rasa community is like a larger pebble tossed […]

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Nourishment – Self Care

In the past when I heard the word nutrition it would conjure up thoughts about my weight and whether or not I have eaten too much. I now see nutrition as the word nourish and all that it entails. Thinking of nourishment as self-care, I begin to look at everything I take into my body in not only the form of food but also my environment and my relationships. Treat […]

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The Power of Devotion

Transform your life! Do you approach your daily activities, your to do list, as dutiful acts or acts of devotion? Devotion has the power to transform your life into sacred acts of love. This is Karma Yoga. Duty vs. Devotion…Duty and devotion look similar on the surface creating some similar results; however, very different is the intention, the way you feel and the quality of your life is transformed from […]

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Choices

One of the greatly anticipated opportunities a teenager yearns for is to become an adult and make his or her own choices. The teenager becomes the adult and discovers the startling truth about choices; the law of karma! Every choice we make or do not make has its share of resulting consequences, without fail. It is for this reason that in the lifestyle and practice of yoga the concept of […]

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Taking Responsibility for our Choices

Everyone begins the practice of Yoga with different intentions. Many start to lose weight, reduce stress, heal psychological or physical injury, gain a competitive edge, etc…Let me say now, Yoga is for everyone! Whatever your age, body type, gender, religion, cultural background, levels of flexibility or physical fitness…yoga is for everyone! I often hear, I do not have the time for Yoga. My tough love response is that if your […]

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Tapas – Discipline

Dear Friends, it has taken me some time to formulate my thoughts to share with you on the topic of this article. Tapas in its most quintessential form is that which generates heat or energy. To practice towards this end we must employ self-discipline or austerity. I prefer to think of tapas as a continued endeavor of rigorous effort and a personal form of “tough love”. To move toward a […]

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Awareness is Health

“Dr. Dean Ornish has introduced millions to yoga’s health benefits through his famous studies showing that heart disease can be reversed through diet, meditation, group support, and yoga, published in Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease (Ballantine, 1992). Medicare is currently funding his Preventive Medicine Research Institute’s research into the effects of his regimen on elderly heart patients at hospitals nationwide. He is also conducting research to see […]

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