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Meditation, Mantras and Creating YOUR Life

Meditation, Mantras and Creating YOUR Life

I’m not sure how long I’ve been meditatingconsistently. I started being more consistent when my yoga teacher suggested that “it will change your life!” during my yoga teacher training. Before that, I’d experienced a change in my life when I’d meditated every night for almost three months.

There was a lot going on for me at this time. I wasmiserablein my middle management, salaried position. I was still beating myself up for not completing dental school.

Get it out! Get it out! Get it OUT!!!

Four weeks ago my uncle, my mother’s little brother, lost his 
battle with cancer. He was a beloved son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. I have been shaken to my core by his loss. To take care of 
myself, I have been breathing deeper and digging deeper into my 
life skills and yoga toolbox. I know if I’m not taking care of 
myself, I cannot serve anyone else.

When someone we love is suffering or leaves this human form, we 
experience every emotion possible: anger, fear, resentment, 

Prayers and Meditations

 Prayers and Meditations.  

I’ve been praying for as long as I can remember:
Now I lay me down to sleep                        
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take

When my Dad died, my prayers went through many phases. In retrospect, I can see that they reflect the grieving process: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance…pleading, cursing, begging, crying at God in my daily prayers for years.

Yoga Teacher Battles the Big D! How Meditation HELPS

Yoga Teacher Battles the Big D! How Meditation HELPS

It may seem like a paradox to see “depressed” and yoga teacher in the same sentence. The most common image of a yoga teacher is happy and care free, living in perfect bliss…but many yoga teachers actually find yoga as an antidote for their own anxiety and/or depression.  

In August of 1980, my Dad took his own life. He was 33; I was 10. Since his loss, I’ve had my own battle with depression. I am so grateful that Lilas Folan introduced me to yoga on public TV in the 70s.
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