Detachment is not indifference. It is the prerequisite for effective involvement. Often what we think is best for others is distorted by our attachments to our opinions. We want others to be happy in the way we think they should be happy. It is only when we want nothing for ourselves that we are able to see clearly into others needs and understand how to serve them. – Mahatma Gandhi Continue reading
A lifetime of good health comes from a lifetime of many small but important daily decisions. Doing these things every day is the key. If you do, health will be your natural state. If you do this, when you are older you can be as strong and able as you are today. You might mistakenly think that you just have good genes or that you’re just lucky. Well, maybe there’ll be some of that but mostly it’s because of all those little things you did throughout your whole life. Continue reading
It is with great pleasure that I can share this interview of Tanya Rickard with you. How we met seems rather unremarkable. We’re in the same yoga class and we both prefer the right front corner of the room. For quite a while we did yoga right next to each other without much conversation. I’m so glad that we eventually had a chance to get to know each other better because this unremarkable meeting turned out to be with a very remarkable woman.
Five years ago Tanya weighed over 300 pounds and now she weighs a healthy 150 pounds. She has succeeded at transforming her life in ways that are truly inspiring. The changes she embraced are not only physical but also emotional and spiritual. She successfully crafted a brand new and very healthy self-image which directs her journey today! Continue reading
DOES ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
Who me? An athlete? NO way! I’ve never been able to … I can’t …. That’s just not me…
I feel guilty when I do something for myself.
Strong you answers, “Tell yourself that you are worth it!”
OK. I’ll try to believe that.
Strong you replies, “Act as if you are worth it until it becomes true!”
BUT DOES THAT REALLY WORK? Watch Amy Cuddy on this Ted Talk video and learn why it really does! Then, let’s see how it applies to yoga. Continue reading
That’s what my yoga teacher says all the time. Doubt your doubts.
The Zen proverb rings true for me but I want to pack a little more around these big, lofty thoughts. Whenever a good idea comes with more specifics, it is sometimes easier to walk away with the goodies.
First, we need to doubt our beliefs. Beliefs are just that – beliefs. Some can be proven. Some of those same proven beliefs can be unproven by someone else. That can either be unsettling to you or liberating. Since we get to choose how to respond to everything, I choose to be liberated by the fact that there can be multiple truths. Isn’t that really part of our purpose here on this planet, to seek our truth?
Success is sweet, but it usually has the scent of sweat about it.
“Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them.”—Nelson Mandela