Loka Samasta Sukhinoh Bhavantu

It has been a week now since the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I find myself reeling daily with the news of the devastation, loss of life, and potential for even more damage on the nuclear front, not to mention the simultaneous events in Libya. Wow, again? It feels like our earth has been […]

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Winter Blahs, and Breakthroughs

It’s the month of March and the winter funkies officially set in for me about two weeks ago. It started when I began to feel extremely tired, despite eating well and getting plenty of sleep. And my mood, usually somewhat upbeat, started to drag me down. And then my kids got sick, and my husband […]

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Let Freedom Ring

Today is the day our nation celebrates an American hero named Martin Luther King, Jr. Declared in 1983, it is a day to acknowledge this great man and bring awareness to our own relationship to his legacy, a life dedicated to freedom for all beings. Freedom is essentially the goal of yoga – freedom from […]

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Happy New Year!

At this time of year we are all hearing of all that has been in 2010, and all that is to come in 2011, as one year turns into the next. The “best” and “worst” and highs and lows are all recounted to help us navigate this transition from one calendar year to the next. […]

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TIME

Instead of writing about the holidays, how we get stressed during them, or what to buy for them, I want to call bring up a whole new topic: TIME. Instead of preparing for the holidays, or talking about the holidays, why not consider how we can be right here, right now. If you asked me […]

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Back to School, Back to the Basics

It’s that time of year again where you put away those shorts and shades and start dragging out the wool and down. It’s also the time of year that we begin the journey inward. The kids go back to school, the days grow shorter, the temperature drops lower and the period of contemplation and self-study […]

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Sthira Sukham Asanam

Fall approaches, sweeping in with winds of change that we’ve felt these last few days. It beckons us inward for warmth and reflection, it brings back-to-school memories (or actual back-to-school preparations) and can be a great time to deepen our practice of yoga. At 8 Limbs we enter into a season of wonderful workshops and […]

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Happy Trails

Tomorrow I head out on vacation to the woods of upstate New York. I remember the first time my sisters and I joined my stepmother’s family at their Adirondack “camp” when I was 11. We flew from the hot stickiness of New Orleans summer to cool Brulington, Vermont, rode a ferry across Lake Champlain, drove […]

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Waiting for Lulu

I just returned from a longish time away from Seattle to help welcome my niece Lulu to the world. My younger sister asked me to be birth and postpartum doula (attendant) for her first child and I jumped at the opportunity to go home to help. While away I was given an excellent opportunity to […]

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