Practice kindness

"How can I serve?" It's a question I often ask. When the flood came to Calgary in 2013, I watched as the city bailed itself out. I watched from my perch in the hills, our home unaffected. I drove out to Bragg Creek with supplies to support my friends and yoga community there, but it … Continue reading Practice kindness

The power of Lovingkindness

“Clearly recognizing what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind and loving heart, is what I call Radical Acceptance."Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance At the start of Tibetan New Year, I committed to practice 14 days of metta bhavana: lovingkindness. I've written about the practice before, and I wanted to … Continue reading The power of Lovingkindness

Losar Tashi Delek!

Happy new moon and happy Tibetan New Year. Beginning tomorrow, there is an auspicious window for practice. Whether you follow Buddhist teachings or not, you can join in the energy of this time. Whatever your practice: yoga, meditation, nature, self-love, whispering sweet nothings to people in the grocery store... use this window to conjure kindness. … Continue reading Losar Tashi Delek!

Meditation Mumble

My daughter sat down next to me as I was completing my morning meditation. "And may all beings benefit," I said with a bow. "Mom," she said, "what are Mayo Beings?" "What?" I asked. "You said Mayo Beings." Ah, yes," I replied. "I was saying a prayer for the tiny people who live inside the … Continue reading Meditation Mumble

Queen of the Chakras

When working with the 7 main energy centres of the body, it can be difficult to know where to start or where to focus your work. It would seem that root chakra, first chakra, is a good starting place. Perhaps not always the case. In Ayurveda, the 5,000 year-old sister science of yoga, there are … Continue reading Queen of the Chakras