Non-harming, Awareness and Compassion

The first part of the Raja Yoga 8 limbs are the Yamas.  The Yamas are “restraints”  – five actions that, when avoided, will bring you closer to your true self. Compassionate change starts here.The five Yamas are: non violence, non-lying, non- stealing,  non- excess and non-possessiveness.  Like the 12 Steps of recovery,  the restraints, along with other rungs…

Self Love: Practicing The Principals In All My Affairs

I have been so honored in the past ten days to enrich, expand and deepen my relationships with several people and to examine the self created borders between them and myself.(NOTE: borders are not boundaries – which are healthy and necessary.) Finding limits in these borders I have been using my yoga and my recovery…

Yoga Service Council – Many Ways to Give

June 7 to 9 2013 – a weekend of amazing grace, companionship, networking and growth. Graced to be a scholarship recipient, and humble to be among such phenomenal people. This will be a series of what I heard, what I learned, and what it meant to me and the trajectory of my mission. I found…

Transformative Power of Pain and Generosity of Spirit

I just spent the weekend with some amazing people. They came to the certification and training at Willow Glen Yoga with Kent Bond and myself to learn about how to bring yoga to people in recovery. There is so much pain in the world; certain destructive behaviors such as unhealthy relationships, food, gambling, and unwise…