February 14, 2017

Yoga is a dance between control and surrender, between pushing and letting go; and when to push and when to let go becomes a part of the creative process

   - Joel Kramer

There I was …so close to my backside touching the floor. In Supta Virasana, reclined her...

February 18, 2016



A Regular Guy

I grew up in a home where we didn't ask many questions. It wasn't so much that we had a total trust in others, as it was that we relinquished power to them. Even in my senior year at college, when the war in Vietnam was escalating and many...

February 3, 2016

    Remember the "good old days" in the previous century? You know, the '50s and '60s. Life was rather simple then. For instance, everything you didn't want that came into the house went into the trash. Once a week, along came the garbage truck and took it away.  Out o...

December 9, 2015


BECOME A PEACEFUL WARRIOR : A person known for having courage and skill, energetically engaged with life, aware, focused and internally at peace no matter what is happening.


    Not everyone finds the holidays to be the happiest time of the year. There is a lot of ch...

November 11, 2015

    Like many fellow practitioners, yoga has gifted and blessed my life! After discovering yoga in my late twenties, it healed injuries, held my hand during traumatic life events and loses, continually filled my reservoir of hope and possibilities, enhanced my relation...

Hair and Scalp are Just an Extension of Skin—Feeding and Care for the Hair


Dr. Prana Chee and I were taking a leisurely stroll in the back field one wild, windy spring day. I began to complain. “Rats, this wind is pulling out my natural curl and I’ll just be a frizzy,...

October 8, 2015

 Hormones headlines are in the news almost daily. Does yoga have any techniques or answers for maintaining happy hormones?


Several years ago, while leading a bicycle touring group and staying at an old inn, I was perusing the bookshelves in a room called the ‘Hodge Pod...

October 8, 2015

Kermit of the Muppets said it so clearly when he announced, “It isn’t easy being green,” and when we have a back condition or backache, it isn’t easy being human! Pain is exacerbated and intensified by our awareness of the discomfort, frustration, and fear which perpet...

October 2, 2015

“I’ve had migraines for 17 years. I have tried everything under the sun and yoga is the only thing that has consistently helped me.” —Abby Gartland, Traverse City, MI


Would you believe some forty five million Americans suffer with frequent headaches, and that there act...

October 2, 2015


Taking a yoga class has many benefits, but how do you integrate yoga’s holistic living principles into your life?


Establishing a Home Practice may seem out of reach but a few basic principles may show you the way. Try these ideas for making space in your life for yoga...

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