Month: January 2012

Raja Yoga

Raja  means “royal” and meditation is the focal point of this branch of yoga. This approach involves strict adherence to the eight “limbs” of yoga as outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. As with all branches of yoga, these eight limbs can also be found in many […]

Shame: The Alienating Affect

Shame is something we all experience.  The struggle to feel accepted and worthy is unrelenting. The most effect way to overcome these feelings of inadequacy is to break the silence and share our experiences. I welcome your comments as we explore the many facets of shame […]

Branches of Yoga

In ancient times yoga was often referred to as a tree, a living entity with roots, a trunk, branches, blossoms and fruit. Here in the west, hatha yoga is the most popular and often associated with “traditional” yoga. But it is only one of six branches, […]


“Don’t let other people’s opinions burn holes in your dreams. ” –  Elsa Joy Bailey