Quote: The Upanishads

“There is a Light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This... (read more)

Tradition Tuesday: How Old Is Yoga?

Question: When did the practice of yoga begin? Multiple Choice: A.) After Patanjali wrote the Yoga Sutras, a sacred text outlining classical yoga (according to... (read more)

To Be, Or Not To Be A Yoga Teacher

To be, or not to be a yoga teacher– that is the question. Whether ‘tis a function of uncertain economic times and the highest unemployment... (read more)

Yoga Tradition Tuesday: What Is Karma?

“Karma is the eternal assertion of human freedom . . . Our thoughts, our words, and deeds are the threads of the net which we... (read more)

Marathon Flashback

There are no hero shots, declares my friend Christina over a Thai food lunch a few weeks after the Boston Marathon. By then, I’m ambling... (read more)

Tradition Tuesday: What Does "Om" Mean & Other Key Yoga Terms

OM: Sacred monosyllable symbolizing oneness/the Absolute; the oldest, most popular mantra. MANTRA: Thought or intention expressed in sound (e.g. prayer, hymn, plan). MUDRA: Literally, a... (read more)

Reader Query: Yoga Poses for Healing

Hi Rebecca, I used to take your classes at Baptiste in Cambridge and Boston about 4 years ago, and I can’t remember how I learned... (read more)

3 Quick Yoga-Inspired Tips For Shaking A Funk

For many, these are difficult and dim days. Literally speaking, the eastern seaboard has been awash in rain and endlessly grey skies for weeks. The... (read more)

Happy Birthday, Vavo!

In honor of my grandmother’s birthday today, I dug up a post from the archives, for which she was the inspiration. It’s about faith. Enjoy!... (read more)

Friday Night Flick

If you haven’t heard the scuttlebutt on Enlighten Up! yet, here it is: It’s great; go see it. Director Kate Churchill is a Boston gal,... (read more)

Zen and the Art of Swimsuit Season

The prospect of wearing a swimsuit in public can be daunting, though the fluorescent lighting often associated with trying one on in a private fitting... (read more)

The Age of Enlightenment?

I always wanted to be older. It started when I was 4 or 5, living across the street from two kindhearted grandparents, “Meme” and “Pepe,”... (read more)

The Way of Love Is Not

The way of love is not a subtle argument. The door there is devastation. Birds make great sky-circles of their freedom. How do they learn... (read more)

A Day With The Dalai Lama

Following the Dalai Lama’s visit to Boston this weekend, the media’s coverage of the event, a two-part lecture held at Gillette Stadium, was largely relegated... (read more)

The Dalai Lama at Gillette Stadium Today

I took a total of 17 and 1/2 pages of notes as the Dalai Lama spoke at Gillette Stadium today. I attended both lectures, sitting,... (read more)
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