I grew up on the water. When I was a child in Bird Creek, Alaska, my family drew our cooking and drinking water straight from the creek. I spent summers in Rhode Island swimming, canoeing, bodysurfing, and generally spending as much time in the rivers and the ocean as I possibly could. Today, I kayak and surf year round, teach yoga on the beach, and am a student of Shiva Rea, whose Prana Flow Yoga is deeply influenced by water and the way it flows. There are few things in life I am more passionate about than increasing awareness about our planet's most vital resource.
Transitions are typically difficult, but if we can remain steadfast in our practice and committed to our evolution, then the continuous cycle of transformation is easier to bear. Through the continual practice of yoga, a journey that never truly ends, we learn how to take ownership of the transitions that choose us, as well as those we choose for ourselves. It also helps to remember that transition is a form of transformation, which ultimately brings us to the next beginning.Use this grounding sequence to remain centered through this cycle of change.
One of our most primal needs as people is to feel that we have purpose. In order to experience and sustain this purpose, you must first establish a sense of what drives you, of who you are in the world. The Bhagavad Gita says that a person is what their shraddha is. The closest word the English language has to express the concept of shraddha is “faith.” However, shraddha is not as much a spiritual-based faith as a faith...
I feel confident in who I am and I am aware of my strengths and my areas of growth. At age 43, I can finally and humbly say that I am confident. This is a fairly new revelation for me. I remember being a little girl and looking sideways into my own eyes in the bathroom mirror and wondering who I really was. I had this pervasive sense that I was missing something; that there was more to me than what I saw in the mirror. I searched for purpose and searched for meaning in nature, books, and my surroundings.