Inspirational, informative and thought provoking, our blog includes daily practices, yoga techniques, recipes and reflections on current and ancient trends in yoga.


Yoga for Immunity

Yoga for Immunity We recommend you take your “flu shot” everyday with yoga practice! Here in the winter months there is no better time to strengthen your immunity than through movement and breath work. Practicing yoga postures serves to increase the circulation of lymph through your lungs, connective tissues, organs …

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The Fruit of the Practice

In the wisdom traditions of yoga and meditation, the experience of yoga samadhi is likened to the moment when fruit drops off the vine. Like the cultivation of a plum or a peach, fruition happens in time, spontaneously, “of its own accord.” After years maturing the essential ingredients of yoga—insight, …

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All is Accomplished

One of the oldest teachings in yoga proclaims that the world is complete just as it is. You may be familiar with the well known verse to purnam, “the entire,” that begins the Isha Upanishad. The notion that nothing is ever left out, that nothing is missing, has always baffled me. How …

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Full of Wonder

The experience of wonder opens us to realms unimaginable. Wonder holds its own kind of magic as it eludes calculation, upturns reason, and brings us one step closer to God. Wonder ushers in the heart of the child, neither to judge nor to lay blame, but to live by the question, “What …

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El Verde’s Chocolate Ganache Cake by Jyl Kutsche

El Verde (formerly known as The Green House)’s Chocolate Ganache Cake 7 ounces 70-85% chocolate, finely chopped (about 1 1/3 cups) ⅓ cup unsweetened cacao powder (best quality you can find, and ideally not dutched**) 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or almond flour) 2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided ⅛ …

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No Mud, No Lotus

Lately, it feels like we have been traipsing for miles through the mud with our boots growing heavy and the muddle of the world weighing down our ankles. This has been a time of real mud-slinging —there is the mud of politics, the mud of war, the mud of AI …

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The Union of Opposites

This world is full of opposition. Democrats vs Republicans, Arabs vs. Jews, Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice, Ravens vs. Chiefs, Roadrunner vs. Wile E. Coyote. Today, people’s minds and hearts crack and splinter and consequently there is much suffering. But this is nothing new. In fact in the graphic arts of yoga, this split is …

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Slow Dilation Devotion

To be real, being devoted these days is a challenge. I wonder myself how to embody devotion when the world changes so fast, people and circumstances are unpredictable and so many untruths scatter all about. None of us wants to believe in anyone or anything blindly. Worshipping false idols is …

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