Advanced Backbending Series: Wheel to Handstand

You know I would bend over backwards for you, right, yogis?  Or, in this case, I’ll show you how to bend over backwards.  The video,... (read more)

Om Gal Gear: My Multi-Tasking Skirt-Scarf Thingy

Multi-tasking can be good, like meditating while the water boils for a pot of tea, reading on the elliptical machine at the gym, or emptying... (read more)

I’ve Been Shot During Yoga & KO’d on a Golf Course

Last week, I thought I was being shot at during a yoga class.  It’s embarrassing, but I can explain. It was a special class featuring... (read more)

On Columbus Day: 6 Pioneers Who Changed the Yoga World

The following is a list of people whom I’d call the great pioneers of modern yoga– teachers who changed the shape of the yoga world,... (read more)

Quote: John Lennon

We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.  You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or... (read more)

Step on a Crack; Don’t Break a Yogi’s Back: 6 Tips for Safe Backbends

Safe backbends keep the spine supple, heart open, and core strong, among many other benefits.  When done correctly, these poses energize and detoxify the body,... (read more)

Style Saturday: I Heart Hats

A few years ago, after working late at a magazine in Boston, I hovered in the doorway of my boss’s office to say good night.... (read more)

We All Want Only One Thing in Life: Happiness

People who inspire me tend to illustrate how similar we all are, rather than how different.  They reveal what is most special inside each one... (read more)

Quote: Meditation

“When we speak of meditation, it is important for you to know that this is not some weird cryptic activity, as our popular culture might... (read more)

6 Tips for a Fall Detox

Toasting fall with a carrot, beet, cucumber, & apple juice in Boston. This may come as a surprise, but I’m not so keen on cleanses.... (read more)

Fieldhouse of Dreams: Yoga Reaches Out/Global Mala Boston at Gillette Stadium

In what you might call the Battle of the Beautiful Quarterbacks (also known as the New England Patriots vs. the New York Jets game), Tom... (read more)

Get Your Global Mala On!

For more information about the Global Mala tradition around the world, each September, and to find a celebration near you, visit the Global Mala Project’s... (read more)

Prima Laugha-rina

When I was young, I did ballet, and like many young girls (and some boys), I loved it.  I had high hopes of living in... (read more)

Quote: Henry David Thoreau

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake.” -Henry David Thoreau, Walden Photo: Yogis arriving on Boston Common the morning of Global Mala Boston,... (read more)

The Evolution of Yoga Events

When I was in college, I would often wake up at the ungodly hour of 8:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings (the college equivalent of roughly... (read more)