Quote: If We Insist on Being Sure…

Quote: If We Insist on Being Sure…

Photo: An overcast, off-season beach day in September. I was the only one around, watching this one boat, in a single spot of sun. “If... (read more)
3 Commandments to End Fat Shaming

3 Commandments to End Fat Shaming

Fat shaming is nothing new, but it was a trending topic this week, due to eternal trendsetter Lady Gaga and an unsuspecting journalist in the... (read more)
Public Service Announcement: How to Beat Yoga Burnout

Public Service Announcement: How to Beat Yoga Burnout

Yoga burnout is a serious condition affecting millions of Americans. Initial signs of the disease occurred in the early 2000s, following modern yoga’s propagation into... (read more)
What Would You Do with an Extra 5 Years?

What Would You Do with an Extra 5 Years?

In a buzzworthy video released recently, Nike and DesignedtoMove.org asks young children what they would do with five extra years to live.  Why?  Because, for the first time in... (read more)
The Amusement Park-ification of Yoga

The Amusement Park-ification of Yoga

I’ve never been much for railing against yoga, even when aspects of its modern evolution occasionally make me cringe. But, to be fair, I’ve also... (read more)
Secret Weapon for a Strong Core: A Foam Roller

Secret Weapon for a Strong Core: A Foam Roller

A strong core is useful–for things like arm balances and inversions, protecting and preserving a healthy spine, and, OK, you got me, looking svelte in... (read more)
Remove Obstacles with Ganesha Mudra

Remove Obstacles with Ganesha Mudra

A mudra is a hand gesture used to seal an intention into a yoga or meditation practice (the word mudra translates to mean seal). I... (read more)
Life Moments: His Holiness the Dalai Lama Returns to Boston

Life Moments: His Holiness the Dalai Lama Returns to Boston

His Holiness visiting Boston in May 2009. In sunny moments, he donned a Patriots hat from Robert Kraft. Sometimes, I think I have lived a... (read more)
It’s September: 10 Tips for Going Back to the Yoga Mat or Rekindling Your Fitness Fire

It’s September: 10 Tips for Going Back to the Yoga Mat or Rekindling Your Fitness Fire

Welcome to September—a time of new beginnings and fresh starts, including school years, life chapters, work projects, and healthy habits.  Perhaps William Shakespeare said it... (read more)
How to Make an All-Natural Sports Drink with Chia Seeds

How to Make an All-Natural Sports Drink with Chia Seeds

Photo: Poolside at Prana Del Mar Wellness Center with Chef Manolo’s limeade. Happy Labor Day Weekend!  Whether you plan to sit your asana on a... (read more)
Quote: Vladimir Nabokov

Quote: Vladimir Nabokov

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea. -Vladimir Nabokov... (read more)
Why I Run

Why I Run

It’s always funny to me when people (often yogis) ask why I run.  Because I don’t think I have an adequate answer.  Does anyone have... (read more)
Do You Believe the Story Others Create for You–Or Your Own?

Do You Believe the Story Others Create for You–Or Your Own?

People are free to create any narrative they want about you. Maybe you can gain insight from this, but you don’t have to accept it.... (read more)
So, This is Rad: Skateistan

So, This is Rad: Skateistan

I’ll state it plainly: this rocks. It’s a short and inspiring video, sent to me by my brother, Reece, about a skateboarding school in Afghanistan,... (read more)
New Video Series: Ask Om Gal

New Video Series: Ask Om Gal

When I started Om Gal as a New Year’s resolution nearly 5 years ago, I had little idea how it would evolve. I knew I... (read more)