Cultural Moments

Kathryn Budig on the meaning of Pride

“Stop telling girls they can be anything they want when they grow up. I think it’s a mistake. Not because they can’t, but because it would never have occurred to them that they couldn’t.” – Sarah Silverman I regularly…

Cultural Moments Parents Women

The Spirit of Motherhood

Mothering is a gift. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a mother to another.It’s also a very, VERY hard slog. Every day presents a new whirlwind of emotions. Just when you think that you’ve got it all…

The Language of Yoga

Mantra: A Tool for the Mind

From the Sanskrit root “manas,” meaning “mind,” and “tra,” which translates as “tool,” a mantra is literally a tool for the mind. Yoga classes today are full of affirmations and “OMs,” however these “mind tools” are anything but new.…

Pose Library Yoga basics

Parivrtta Trikonasana: Revolve Your Triangle

Pronounced: pah-ree-VUR-tah    tree-koan-AH-suh-nuh Revolved Triangle From the Sanskrit roots “tri,” meaning “three,” and “kon,” meaning “angle,” Trikonasana is named for the shape it resembles. While Triangle is one of the more simple poses, Revolved Triangle, its evolution, is deceptively…

The Language of Yoga

On Why We Wake…

What is it that compels us to practice, even when it requires sacrifice, like dragging ourselves out of bed when we’d rather remain asleep? This essay examines why we dedicate ourselves despite the struggle, by exploring the question of…