Compassion

You know your yoga practice is working when your life gets better, not when your yoga gets better.

You know who I’m talking about.

Maybe this was you; maybe this is you—the mala bead wearing, namaste talkin', slightly arrogant,...

Compassion in action is paradoxical and mysterious. It is absolute, yet continually changing. It accepts that everything is happening exactly as it should, and it works with a full-hearted commitment to change.

It sets goals, but knows...

Omega: What inspired you to start studying with your spiritual master, Xiao Yao, at such a young age?

Robert: When I was eight, I developed a serious heart condition and the doctor couldn’t help. He said...

The human realm is said to be the realm of passion. Passion is what holds us together; confused passion is what entraps us, and transformed passion is what can liberate us. Although our passion is often tainted by the tendency to grasp or possess...

When we are caught in the trance of unworthiness, we do not clearly recognize what is happening inside us, nor do we feel kind. Our view of who we are is contorted and narrowed and our heart feels hardened against life. As we lean into the...

About 20 years ago, a close friend and I drove to southern Virginia to attend a retreat led by Vietnamese Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. At the closing ceremony, he asked us to choose a partner—I turned to face my friend—and bow to each other. He...

How do we forgive those who have hurt us? How is it possible to reconcile our differences with individuals who have done us harm or hurt our families or those responsible for committing deliberate...

Perhaps you’ve had a similar experience to mine: you stumbled upon yoga, got hooked, and it changed your life for the better—so much that you decided you’d become a yoga teacher.

“If practicing yoga makes me feel this...

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