Took an hourglass off the shelf today, turned it over and watched the passage of time for a while, then went about doing whatever I was doing. When I looked back, all of the sand had drizzled to the lower part and I thought: it is just like life passing by, before you know it, in whatever way, it ends. 

We each have a unique hourglass, and we live as if the sand will be a never-ending flow. But that is not the reality and once we realize that, we understand that it is what we make of life—what we feel connected to, happy with, grateful for—that makes all the difference.  What we make of life or how we do it—live, that is—can bring peace and joy or struggle and sadness. Many times, it is a choice we can make, whether it be for little

Change is inevitable but often we resist with the natural flow of life and choose to suffer when changes come our way. We strive to keep things the same, but the truth is the only thing that stays constant is change itself. Learning to flow in life with all the changes that happens can be critical in surviving without too much stress. Nothing stays the same, we are constantly evolving. There are losses and gains.

The pains of growing older are real for so many. The fear of sickness and loss of

Book clubs can be a great way to gather together and share opinions about a special book your group has decided to read and discuss. We have the pleasure and honor at Ocean Bliss Yoga to have one of our esteemed teachers, Sarah Arikian, spearhead our book club and lead the group into deep discussions about our experience reading the book. It is always a stimulating evening with a wonderful group of people.

The past book we read was The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. A simple book to read

As we welcome longer days, more light, nicer weather, we will begin to peel the layers off our bodies and perhaps for many, feel lighter and happier with the warmer weather. Spring cleaning is an expression often used at this time as well as spring cleansing.

In yoga, we practice aparigraha, meaning non-grasping, non-hoarding and non-attachment. We start with our palms facing up and hearts open to what is present in the moment. This is a gesture of non-grasping and being open with loving

As we spring ahead with more light of day, flowers starting to break through the soil, plans for various events that mark the end of the school year, what comes to mind is the excitement of new beginnings and moving forward.

“Life is like a bicycle, you have to move forward so as not to lose your balance.”  - Albert Einstein. This is particularly meaningful to me because I have always thought about, talked about, read about, sought after, obtaining balance in my life. What this implies is that

I write this on St. Patrick’s Day evening after having had the pleasure of being a guest at a gathering complete with live Irish music at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club this afternoon. And I thought how great it is to gather together and feel safe and happy in a community. People tend to shed their differences, have a good time and wish each other well. It is simple fun, relaxation, connecting to others.

That is what community is about and we are fortunate. I can’t help think of people coming

Recently, I spent some time reading about the eight parts of yoga and one of the second parts is something called, “santosha,” which means complete acceptance, satisfaction and contentment. This is not to mean contentment in the form of “bliss,” which is another subject altogether. What it refers to is the ability to feel satisfied and content within the immediate state of being and experience, accepting what is present. Easy to imagine within a very pleasant experience. Harder to imagine in

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