Quote: Vimala Thakar

“When the state of observation is sustained, it changes the quality of your biological structure.  The nerves are steady, the chemical system has an equilibrium,... (read more)

Back to School, Yogis!

My pal and marathon training partner Cara (right) and I love to read.  Here we are with some of our favorite books.  Post your most... (read more)

Om Gal Seeks New Intern

It’s September 1st, which means my sweet city of Boston has been invaded by U-Hauls and SUVs brimming with futons and mini fridges.  New and... (read more)

A Poem for a Summer Day

(Photo: My friend, Caroline, and a Boston sunset). The Sun Have you ever seen anything in your life more wonderful than the way the sun,... (read more)

Hey, Baby, What’s Your Mantra?

A mantra is a thought or intention expressed as a sound. These sounds include syllables, words, or phrases, which may or may not have their... (read more)

Om Gal’s Take on Eat, Pray, Love: What’s Yours?

Eat.  Pray.  Love . . . Three individually simple and unanimously positive words that, when combined, as in the title of the book by Elizabeth... (read more)

Quote: Strength

An oak and reed were arguing about their strength.  When a strong wind came up, the reed avoided being uprooted by bending and leaning with... (read more)

Ask Om Gal: Which Direction Should My Yoga Mat Face?

Hi Darling*: So, I was doing yoga, yesterday, after my run, and was wondering . . . Is there an optimal location/direction that one should... (read more)

DRINK, Pray, Love: Water for Widows

The yoga community is abuzz this week over the film Eat, Pray, Love, based on the eponymous spiritual memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert.  I’m looking forward... (read more)

With All My Heart: Thank You

Open the heart and the heart opens you– salt of the creator eye of the beholder stretch your arms overhead receive the rainfall of pure... (read more)

This Just In: Erin the Intern is Famous

Famous people like New York, and New York likes famous people.  Ask anybody who lives there to rattle off their most recent celebrity sightings, and... (read more)

Free Yoga for Kids: Franklin Park Zoo

What: “Roar like a lion; pose like a camel; float like a butterfly” with a FREE yoga class for kids. Where: Franklin Park Zoo (on... (read more)

I Can Do Fancy Yoga Poses; I Have No Problems

Since the age of 16, I have been practicing challenging yoga poses, and my life has been devoid of problems ever since. I have never... (read more)

Quote: Problems in Your Life

The problematic situations in your life are not chance or haphazard.  They are specifically yours, designed specifically for you by a part of you that... (read more)

Salutation Nation

Today, lululemon athletica encouraged yogis to “take their asanas outside” by practicing in community parks and lawns around the country.  To see more pictures of... (read more)