Cultivating Peace Within Chaos, Or How Not to Hulk Out

  I found myself talking with friends about anger the other day. Specifically, my anger and all of my efforts to not "Hulk out" in front of my children. Hulking out means that I raise my voice more and respond less patiently than I like; it means┬áthat I'm┬áreacting rather than mindfully acting, usually in a … Continue reading Cultivating Peace Within Chaos, Or How Not to Hulk Out

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Supported Backbend, week 2 of Dear Adri…Love, Yoga

"Stop fidgeting." My teacher's instructions were clear and succinct. But it's hard. The body likes to move. The mind likes to move. The mind likes to move the body. The body likes to move the mind. But...can I? Can you? Can you stop fidgeting? When we can stop fidgeting, the stillness that comes (or doesn't … Continue reading Supported Backbend, week 2 of Dear Adri…Love, Yoga

Curious George Goes to Yoga: Satya and the Art of Cleaning Glasses

I think about my three-year old daughter when I think about satya, or truthfulness. It's an old joke that children have few, if any, filters, and those moments of blunt, clear-spoken clarity are often repeated through the years as part of the family lore. "Remember when little Hilda said...?" Laughter bursts out, usually accompanied by … Continue reading Curious George Goes to Yoga: Satya and the Art of Cleaning Glasses