Indigo Blog

July 17, 2018

A growing interest in environmental stress has led me to seek hard evidence on how urban living is affecting our bodies, minds and spirits. The use of anti-depressive and anti-anxiety medications are skyrocketing in urban settings, a partial solution which doesn't work...

May 16, 2018

A regular yoga practice reminds us that without flexibility, strength is useless. It also reminds us that without strength, flexibility is dangerous and destabilizing. The key is finding balance. This applies not only to the asana practice, but should also reach beyond...

April 25, 2018

“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your vein...

October 19, 2017

Taking time for sanity is crucial, especially during the winter months when elevated stress hormone levels can be the difference between a productive week and one spent watching daytime courtroom dramas or HGTV with a hundred-and-two degree fever. I don't recommend...

September 26, 2017

I hail from the midwest, where football is a religion and the onset of Autumn brings the same electric anticipation as Christmas. Some of my favorite fall memories include my mother making her amazing chili for half-time while the family gathered to watch the game. Thi...

September 18, 2017

The leaves are falling, the days are cooling; weird, inedible gourds are everywhere, and Pumpkin Spice Mania begins to tighten its death grip on millions of unsuspecting lattes and foodstuffs. It's Autumn, and nothing says Autumn like gourds (and the most hated candy i...

March 16, 2017

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward...

December 20, 2016

On Sunday I landed at Juan Santamaria International Airport, then traveled for 3 hours along the long, winding, and occasionally questionable roads to Rancho Margot. A 400-acre sustainable ranch, my home-away-from-home rests near the shores of Costa Rica's largest...

October 22, 2016

10,000 things, one suchness

"In this universe there is one great energy, and we have no name for it. People have tried various names for it, like 'GOD' like 'Brahman' like 'Tao' but in the West the word "God" has got so many funny associations attached to it, that...

September 26, 2016

It's been a couple of years since I left the kitchen to pursue teaching yoga full-time and while I've never regretted that decision, I do miss cooking for people all the time. One of the great things about being a chef is that people often ask me for recipes, s...

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