Category Archives: INSPIRATION

New Year, New Opportunities!

If there is one thing I know for sure, it is that human beings are hard wired for evolution. There is nothing static about us, except our beliefs, and even those change over time. That is why, after 14 years of running the ISHTA Yoga studio, my job description is changing. I am honored to…
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Remembrance

Image by Robert Sturman Sometimes we forget that we are not quantifiable. We forget that there is not an external force deciding our worth based on a number or a final outcome. We forget that life is not a competition or a race or a score, but that we are are actually here to remember the source from which we…
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Nourishment

According to the ancient science of Ayurveda, Fall is the season of Vata, where the elements of air, space, and wind are most dominant within and around us. Anxiety, insomnia, and lack of focus are all symptoms of a Vata imbalance and one of the most effective ways of coming back into harmony is by nourishing…
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Embodiment

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” -Buddha The spiritual path is one that can lead to constant seeking. If we are looking outside of ourselves for fulfillment, we will look for it in everything: our jobs, our relationships, our material wealth, and…
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Mothering

“We are born of love; Love is our mother.”  – Rumi This past year has been rich with opportunities for us to learn what it means to mother.  The word mother comes from the Latin word mater, which is also where the word matter comes from. To mother is to give and sustain life. It is to…
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The Journey In

"And you? When will you being that long journey into yourself?” - Rumi Here we are, one month into 2021 - ready for new beginnings, leaning towards hope, and desperate for our world to heal. I’m sure I am not alone when I say that this year so far has been exhausting. I often find…
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Lessons and Blessings

“Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say.” -Alice Walker Gratitude is not only healing, it is the pathway to abundance. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, it is easy to put a lens on what isn’t right this year. Many of us aren’t traveling, communing with family, or…
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Fierce Compassion

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” - Dalai Lama We often think of virtues like love and compassion to be qualities of softness and receptivity but there is a fierceness we need to abide in them fully. To anchor ourselves in the space of our hearts is…
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The Power of Sound + Touch

We all know how sound can alter our consciousness. Think of how you feel when you hear a melody of birds chirping versus a loud siren passing by.  Or, the sound of waves in the ocean versus  a baby screeching. Sound carries vibration and it affects the space that we are in by emitting soundwaves into the…
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I’m a Satya Soul Sister!

I have always been drawn to gem stones, ever since I was a small child. I used to gravitate towards crystals whenever I saw them, not knowing the power that they held. As an energy worker, I use gem stones and yantra (shapes) to expand or elevate my consciousness. Smoky Topaz and Onyx to ground…
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