Hot Flash Pilot Program

2 years ago, almost to the day, I was working out at the local YMCA. Right in the middle of a set of pull-ups, I experienced an intense hot flash. Followed by another. And another. In fact, that day began a 2-year string of hot flashes. I was confused. I headed to my doctor since … Continue reading Hot Flash Pilot Program

Keeping our collective cool

When we practice, when we meditate or chant or breathe, we do so most often for ourselves: our own comfort. But we forget our individual impact on the collective. One frantic person can ignite those around her. Likewise, one calm person can ease a community. As the heat of summer intensifies, I find myself sharing … Continue reading Keeping our collective cool

Using breath to keep your cool

Finding ways to keep cool in extreme heat can be challenging, whether that heat is physical or emotional. When we are overheated often we become agitated, adding heat to the mind as well as the body. We get frustrated, our breathing becomes shallow and rapid and our level of discomfort increases. Sitali breathing, or cooling … Continue reading Using breath to keep your cool