Warm Wishes & A Cold Thanksgiving Swim

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Working Out While Traveling for the Holidays

Me: Hi.  Excuse me . . . Sir?  I know this sounds crazy, but is there any way you might take a picture of me... (read more)

Om Gal’s Gut-Busting Thanksgiving Bird

In preparation for Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share a different kind of bird, to slim rather than stuff you.  Eagle pose (garudasana) is typically a... (read more)

Quote: Quality of the Day

“Morning is when I am awake and there is a dawn in me . . . We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,... (read more)

Thanksgiving Preparations: Gratitude

With one week to go before Turkey Day Tofurkey Day Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about what you’ll say at the table... (read more)

Yoga Antidote for “The Mondays”

This restorative meditation and yoga sequence is a helpful antidote for “The Mondays,” the bluesy, blah feeling that can strike at the start of a... (read more)

A Day with Shiva Rea

You know how some weeks begin with such promise and, then, somewhere along the way (maybe by Tuesday), they flip the script? The week that... (read more)

Quote: Generosity

See if you can be in touch with a core within you which is rich beyond reckoning in all important ways.  Let that core start... (read more)

Pumpkin Power Breakfast

This summer, while shooting a short video with my friend, The Boston Buddha, and his lovely wife, a production ace named Catharine, I happened upon... (read more)

A Page from Randy Moss’s Playbook?

Today, I thought I’d take a page from former New England Patriot and recently released Minnesota Viking Randy Moss, who played his old team (the... (read more)

Start Your Week & Month on the Right Foot- or Your Head!

Headstand (sirsasana) is one of my favorite poses. It simultaneously energizes and calms the mind, strengthens the spine, legs, and arms, soothes and tones the... (read more)

Scary, Spooky People: Energy Vampires

Vampires are scary.  They’re also en vogue these days, thanks to the whole Twilight/True Blood craze.  I’m not a fan, but I can respect that... (read more)

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: Who’s the Hottest, Bendiest, Most Zen Yogi of Them All?

Recently, a yoga student inquired before class why I opt to cover the mirrors in the studio space within a health club in which I... (read more)

Quote: In the Spirit of Mindfulness

All of us are apprenticed to the same teacher that the religious institutions originally worked with: reality.  Reality-insight says . . . master the twenty-four... (read more)

Seated Yoga Sequence

In honor of the athletes who participated in the Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend, in Boston, I wanted to share a simple seated... (read more)