Sukha

All about asana and pranayama

On Confidence and Self Esteem: an Artist’s Conundrum

“My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live” — Kanye West Wow, right?  I wish I had one twentieth of that kind of sentiment, however misguided. I’ve been told for a lot of my life that I have low self-esteem.  Somewhat recently, while I was feeling...

Ayurveda Every Day – My Top 5 Daily Practices

Hooray!  Ayurveda is making its way around the Western world. Practical remedies to make every day smoother is starting to make more sense to us than visits to the hospital when ever something goes wrong. My 5 favorite things to do daily are simple and make it easier to manage a hectic daily life.

Response to Racism in the Yoga Studio

I can’t be silent. Today, the blog xo Jane posted an article written by what can only be perceived as a closeted racist regarding her discomfort while observing a struggling new student in her yoga class.  The quotes that irk me the most? “A few weeks ago, as I settled into an exceptionally crowded midday...

Musician • Yogini • Mommy

Parenting isn’t easy, everyone tells us that.  Now add that to being a (semi) professional musician and you have a really fascinating challenge. I started my musical career in my 20’s.  My ska punk band Agent 99 landed in the “almost famous” category.  My bands Brave New Girl and Dubistry have won global critical acclaim and we’re...

Every Day is Like a Holiday

The end of the Gregorian calendar brings a lot of the world into a celebration and contemplation. What did we do well? What will we do well? Each day is technically the beginning of a new year, so why wait? Reinvent yourself every day.

Rastas and Sadhus

I was three years old when my mother introduced me to yoga.  She was taking classes in school and brought her practice home both to improve on her own asanas and to calm the three little energy pockets that made every day a new and exciting challenge.  My brothers and I took to different aspects...

Kid Behavior and Homeopathy

Since my son started going to school at age 3, he was known as the very bright active energetic kid that had to be watched.  In one ear, the teachers would say something negative to me every day about his behavior and in the other ear friends and family would say, “He’s a boy, he’s...