Opening to Deeper Connection During the Holidays

One of the most valuable skills we learn through practicing yoga is how to feel calm inside a storm, how to be strong and steady and yet still “go with the flow”. We learn to balance opposing physical actions to find a sweet, spacious middle ground. We practice balancing “activity” and “passivity” (or, better yet, … Continue reading Opening to Deeper Connection During the Holidays

The Yamas & Niyamas: A Guide to Happy Living

Every moment is an opportunity to change, to make different choices, shift our path toward positive, meaningful goals. Yet there is something about the beginning of a new year that feels fresh, full of opportunity. This winter session at Eden Yoga, we will be offering tidbits of inspiration and guidance to help you craft a … Continue reading The Yamas & Niyamas: A Guide to Happy Living

Buddhism & R.E.B.T.: How to Be Happy

Buddhist monk Pema Chödrön writes "Meditation helps us to clearly see ourselves and the habitual patterns that limit our life". (Yes it does, and that is rather uncomfortable at times. It is so much easier to blame others for my discontent!) Albert Ellis, creator of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy asserts that feelings come from thoughts … Continue reading Buddhism & R.E.B.T.: How to Be Happy