Abhaya Hrdaya Mudra

Abhaya hrdaya mudra is the “fearless heart mudra.”                       Abhaya means “fearless.” Hrdaya means “heart, essence, core, center” of something. Mudra means “gesture or seal.” I like to think of mudras as energy circuits. When we work with mudras, the gestures…

AND

The word yoga translates as “union” or “yoke.” In our practices, we are often working to bring into union, balance, and harmony oppositional actions and energies. One of the teachings we learn from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is the idea of…

Taking the Challenge

I recently celebrated a birthday. A couple of days before said birthday, I read a post by an absolutely amazing yogini and teacher, Sianna Sherman. She was promoting her “Goddess Yoga Project” and was speaking of Kali, the dark, fearsome,…

Rebirth and Renewal

I recently finished reading Rod Stryker’s The Four Desires. In it, he speaks to the concept of vairagya, a Sanskrit term often translated as “dispassion, detachment, or non-attachment.” This idea is very similar to aparigraha, “non-grasping or non-possessiveness” which I…

Making Space

I am in the midst of truly learning and understanding a valuable lesson: make space for things to come into your life. I have heard this before and have acknowledged it as true and important, but until these past few…