Find the Goodness Within

By
Charlene McAuley
Young woman meditating and tuning into inner yogic wisdom

There’s a choice at the moment, do we go with Hobbes’ assertion that the natural state of mankind is “nasty, brutish and short” or do we see the intrinsic goodness of each person? The former will be driven by our deepest fears. The latter will challenge some ingrained beliefs, but will ultimately ask that we see the best in others and ourselves.

How to perform daily yoga and wellness practices to cultivate resilience

5 Daily Yoga and Wellness Practices to Cultivate Resilience

Resilience is more than just a buzzword; it’s the new way of life. From the tragedy, financial hardship, social injustice, and loss of livelihoods that colored the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, humanity is now... Read more
heavy-set yoga student practicing warrior II pose

7 Mindfulness Practices to Start Your Day

How often do you feel energized, grounded, and excited for the day when you finish your morning routine? And what is your morning routine? Are you one of those people who sleep as late as possible, pound some... Read more
How to practice yogic awareness to develop patience

Stop, Observe, Select: How Yogic Awareness Can Help You Develop Patience

“One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.” — Chinese Proverb As self-aware human beings, we have the power to avoid many instances of disaster and... Read more

From Dukha to Sukha: Why We Suffer and How Yoga Can Help - A Simple Technique for Breath Awareness

“Difficulty lies not in the action, but in the mind’s reaction .” – Jeff Masters It is said that to suffer is to be human. In fact, the first of the Four Noble Truths in Buddhism states that the very nature of... Read more
How to have a balanced work ethic and avoid overworking with yogic wisdom

Karoshi: The Overwork Epidemic-Yogic Wisdom Might Just Help

In 1969, a 29-year-old man working in the shipping department of Japan’s largest newspaper died suddenly of a stroke. While at first his case was called occupational sudden death, it was later determined that... Read more
Yoga students practicing the yogic principles of slowing down and appreciating the moment

Slowing Down: The Power of Pausing

Years ago I took a vacation to Baja, where some friends had relocated. One morning when the beach was completely deserted, I decided to take a solitary walk. As my pace slowed due to the mushy sand, I began to... Read more
Yoga student practices yoga principles for the new year and meditates on the mountain

Yoga Principles to Guide Your New Year

Welcome to 2021! Congratulations, we have made it through what felt like the longest year in history. No matter what your individual 2020 experience may have been, it’s probably fair to say we all were a... Read more
The benefits of practicing Savasana restorative yoga pose to reduce stress and improve sleep

Stop the Stress Epidemic with Sound Sleep and Restorative Yoga

Sometimes it can feel like stress is all around us. We are trying to meet more demands than ever, and our self-care routine gets pushed by the wayside. That often means bad food choices and poor sleep habits... Read more
A yoga practitioner practicing Child's Pose (Balasana) on a kayak to benefit of self-awareness

What's Wrong With This Picture? How Yoga Can Keep Us from Missing the Moment

A blue kayak floats on a lake of crystalline water. White clouds drift lazily across a blue sky punctuated by the pinks and purples of early sunset. It’s not visible, but there’s a breeze, gentle and cooling... Read more
Restorative Mountain Pose (Tadasana) to reduce stress and trauma

Book Review: Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma

What role does yoga play in making the world more equitable and socially just? If whitewashed, stick-thin, Gumby-like models on Instagram or magazine covers are your only source of knowledge of yoga, it would... Read more