The ‘Yoga Plate’ – Eat All Of Your Food!

Om Plate

Imagine for a moment that you have a beautiful plate of food sitting in front of you. On the plate are several kinds of healthy, delicious things for you to eat. Each type of food plays a part in nourishing your body. There are greens, grains, beans, fruits and perhaps meat or a meat substitute.

Now imagine only eating one of the foods on your plate. Pick any one. That one food, like the others, is healthy for you. It does its job to deliver its unique nutrients to their appropriate destinations. But, this is just one type of food out of several. What about the others? Continue Reading →

The Symbolism Of Sound

sound and symbols

Imagine the sound of shoes striking the pavement. In the immediate background are the sounds of a busy city. Like a rich stew, the unique mixture of background noises slowly reduce from a boil to a simmer. The sound of footsteps increases in pace and begins to reverberate. Meanwhile, the sound of a person’s quickened breathing can be heard. New background noises begin to emerge — a cat meowing, a garbage can lid falling to the ground, and water droplets falling on metal. Continue Reading →

Peeling The Orange

Orang peeled

Think of a juicy, sweet orange. Maybe it’s a mandarin, or perhaps a clementine. We all know that we have to peel off the layer of bitter skin to get to the deliciousness underneath. That one layer is the only thing between our taste buds and citrus nirvana. It’s simply a matter of digging in and peeling away the barrier. When it comes to our lives, this is often easier said than done. What can we learn from such a common piece of fruit? Continue Reading →

3 Reasons Why Yoga Isn’t Just For Your Kids

Stress Collage

You’ve signed your kids up for yoga and you can see the results. They’re exercising their bodies and minds, and learning to balance their energy. Here are three reasons why it’s time for you to take a look for yourself. Continue Reading →

The Breath of Spring

Spring Pagoda

Pink, yellow, blue, violet, and of course, lots of green. These are just a few of the colors that appear when spring arrives. In addition to colors, there are all kinds of scents and scenes of freshness. The rain and sunlight help create the conditions for new life to emerge from the ground. Birds collect worms to feed their young, while insects begin to help pollinate flowers and orchards. As humans, we begin to wake-up from a slow winter pace. Continue Reading →

Nature’s Secret Ingredient

Partner poses teamwork at Northfield Elementary

Teamwork is the secret ingredient in all of Mother Nature’s recipes. As humans, we should be more mindful of nature, including our interactions with it. Continue Reading →

Nature Mandala

Nature Mandala at Bushy Park Elementary

Every creature, big and small, has a purpose. One is just as important as another. Each one plays its part in the organic orchestra of life. This is union. Union is yoga. Continue Reading →