Today’s world offers non-stop distractions and makes implicit cultural demands to move faster and harder. So many of us keep a tight and full schedule as a defense mechanism so that we can unconsciously be “lazy” and not create time to deal with the deeper and often difficult issues in our lives. As soon as […]
Remember when the holidays were nothing but totally delightful and fun? I sure do! My mom recently gave me the above photo from when I was 2.5 years old, which accurately depicts how I want to celebrate everyday in an aligned way. With that in mind, I created these 11 tips to stay balanced and […]
Your Life Aligned® is a complete life-practice that integrates powerfully therapeutic yoga with tools and techniques for greater spiritual, nutritional and mindful living to support anyone toward creating a healthier, more abundant and more purposeful life. Sound complicated? Sound a little fuzzy? No worries. Clarity is coming! After 16 years of intensive training, yoga education, teaching […]
Yoga and Service Project, December 19-26, 2011 Yoga is service and service is Yoga. Check out our journey to the indigenous Andean village where I spent three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Each day we practiced yoga and worked on a project to co-create an organic community garden at the local high school. Add purpose […]
A decade ago, my friend and yoga teacher, Jordan Mallah, was a Peace Corps Volunteer in La Grama. Every few years since, he’s arranged a “service” trip where he convinces a group of people from the United States to come build a local library, or assist on a town-wide water project. The 2011 project was to plant an organic vegetable garden behind el colegio, the local grammar school.
As a special gift of gratitude for the support of all my students and friends, I created the Your Holiday Aligned guide, complete with tips, recipes, and contemplations to keep you centered and vibrant as we enter the New Year. Let’s evolve the way we live and act to add more light and love in […]
Americans waste precious energy and spend billions of dollars on quick-fix health schemes. All are intended to get us healthy, but many of the most priceless approaches are simply common sense. If you truly want to feel better, align with the radiance of summer and heat up your commitment to nurture yourself today. My “Ten […]
Nothing is casual about a pilgrimage to the six Murugan temples of Southern India. It is a down-and-dirty journey to gaze powerfully into the eyes of God. Literally. Traveling to places where foreigners rarely step, and for good reason, is a commitment to bathe in the underbelly of unfolding consciousness.
By Arthur Strimling Machu Picchu! Yoga! Service! Last April I saw a beautiful card at Vira Yoga offering a New Year’s retreat led by Zhenja La Rosa and Jordan Mallah that would culminate at Machu Picchu on New Year’s Eve – with a full moon, a blue moon, yet. Wow! I have harbored a dream […]
As a management consultant with Accenture, Jordan Mallah helped solve complex challenges for some of the world’s leading organizations— including the Defense Logistics Agency, a $32 billion organization.