Finding Calm amidst Chaos – On and Off the Mat

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season brings with it a seemingly contradictory mix of joy and distress, love and fear, compassion and selfishness, and love and disdain. Life gets busier and expectations run high as time runs out. Emotions go up and down, to do...

Eat Mindfully This Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us with busier-than-ever schedules, endless to-do lists, and one get together after another with delicious, rich, waist-expanding foods at our fingertips. It’s easy to see how the average person gains 5 to 10 pounds during the holidays. Food...


As Thanksgiving nears, the mind and heart are invited to consider gratitude, the emotion of expressing appreciation. This week, we become more aware of the people, things, and situations for which we are thankful. The practice of cultivating gratitude is part of the...

shanti (peace)

The Language of Yoga: Shanti (santi, shantih) – Peace, Calmness
Merriam Webster: PEACE – a state of tranquility or quiet


As Thanksgiving approaches, it is a time to focus on gratitude, or santosha! Gratitude has a way of opening the heart to compassion and love. Fostering gratitude in our lives can help us to feel happier and more spiritually balanced. Read more to learn a meditation on gratitude.