Yoga is more than movement. Yoga is meditation. It’s withdrawal of the senses and extreme focus to achieve profound meditative experiences, and it’s connection with self and everything, and it’s breath and groundedness and journeying . . . So, yeah. Yoga is music. The sixth limb of yoga is Dharana, or extreme concentration and single-minded … Continue reading Music is Yoga, too
The first time I did yoga was on the island of St. Croix, in the Caribbean, where I had moved in hopes of finding myself. It was a picturesque day. Blue sky, warm sun, and salty breeze. The studio was at Kalima Center, an oasis in the brightly-colored “city” of Christiansted. I entered through the … Continue reading My First Yoga
What is it like to step into your authenticity? Immensely rewarding. Everyone says that, right? We see the super-coaches, the Oprah Winfreys, Brene Browns and all the Tony Robbins people - we see them out there being wicked abundant and telling us to just go for it. I love those people. They inspire me every … Continue reading What’s in the Glass?
Intuition. The third-eye, or Ajna Chakra, also known as second sight or a sixth sense - whatever we call it, it has an important place in our practice and our lives. Ajna Chakra is also called the 6th Chakra in the 7-Chakra model, or the Third-Eye, and is associated with the color indigo (which I … Continue reading Visualization for Third-Eye
Not everyone is having the same experience. I get it. But we do all have the same access. (Whoa - "check your privilege!" right?) Yes. We do. We all have the same access to power that is truly greater than anything exerted upon us. I've spent some time in front of kids, and I … Continue reading Equal Access
“Something is happening,” she said. “People your age,” she said, “are starting these businesses . . . “ And it’s like we don’t even give a damn about the “way things should be done.” We are out there taking big risks, making waves and creating brand new community models in the strangest places (Waterloo, Iowa, … Continue reading No Thanks, The Man.
On Saturday, April 1st, the downtown Wolfeboro yoga studio will be changing hands. Magical Yoga, a new yoga – healing – flow studio owned by Brittany Boles Dube, will be taking the place of the current Moondala Yoga Studio overlooking Back Bay in the historic Durgin Stables building. Along with offering a full schedule of … Continue reading Studio Opening Press Release
My childhood heroes were all women - just not the ones I knew in "real life." My mom definitely didn't make the cut, may she rest, finally, in peace. And sadly, everywhere I looked, most other women in my life were subject to addiction, abuse, or both. Thank goddess for books! They saved me, and … Continue reading Heroines, Mine
Someone recently asked me, "How did you get over your distrust of men?" It's a long story that begins with building a wall around my heart - an impermeable tower of protection - as a result of some very big disappointments (like childhood sexual abuse) and some smaller ones along the way. Realizing the wall's … Continue reading On Finding Trust
I came up through the mud, baptized in fire and blood. I’ve been beaten and bruised, homeless and hungry, addicted and depraved. I’ve been abandoned, neglected, blamed, and drained. When I broke free of imposed circumstances, I proceeded to recreate a hell for myself – and it was a dark, hard escape. Like the lotus, … Continue reading Diving into Darkness