Uninspired in the New Year: Seasonal Affective Disorder

A long time ago, I chose to stop treating the demarcation between December 31 and January 1 as a big deal. Partially due to the fact that it is, essentially, a completely arbitrary day. And the other reason is that it felt very triggering for seasonal affective disorder. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD for aContinue reading “Uninspired in the New Year: Seasonal Affective Disorder”

“Uncover Your Sankalpa” at YogaFresh (Woodbury, MN)

Coming soon to YogaFresh in Woodbury, Minnesota: my ‘Uncover Your Sankalpa’ workshop on January 15! I previously hosted a weekly yoga nidra practice, and the role of this unique dharma in that practice is close to my heart. I love the idea of tapping into one’s heartfelt desire to become the person they want toContinue reading ““Uncover Your Sankalpa” at YogaFresh (Woodbury, MN)”

Crown Chakra Balance: Cosmic Consciousness

Sahasrara is the crown chakra. The chakra of enlightenment, highest being, universal knowledge, all that jazz. You can imagine that any imbalances – blocked or overactive – have big effects on how we process the world around us. Physically, this chakra is located at the top of the head. Some depictions have it floating, likeContinue reading “Crown Chakra Balance: Cosmic Consciousness”

Third Eye Chakra: Eye of the Soul

The third eye chakra, or ajna, has many other names. In fact, it’s called the eye of the soul and the seat of intuition. Located between the eyebrows, in the center of the forehead, it’s a deep blue, whirling vortex of foresight with some interesting associations: The Third eye chakra is associated to the pinealContinue reading “Third Eye Chakra: Eye of the Soul”

Yoga for the Christmas Blues

Elvis sang about having a Blue Christmas, but his twangy tune is a far cry from the Christmas Blues. There isn’t a single cause for the Christmas Blues, or the feeling of sadness that can accompany the end-of-the-year holidays. We’re constantly slammed with reminders to be merry, grateful, joyful, and other positive sentiments. The realityContinue reading “Yoga for the Christmas Blues”