We recently moved to Mexico with two loaded cars and two dogs in the midst of a global pandemic. As conscious (and fearful) travelers, we opted to tent camp along the route from Fort Worth, TX to San Juanico, BCS to avoid hotels and the risk of infecting ourselves or others. I’m not sure we’ll ever do it differently.… Read More Road Trip Log: Tent Camping from Texas to Baja Sur
Death is certain, and I’m not sure what else is. We can make the best of plans, but we cannot guarantee they’ll come to fruition. I’m doing my best to practice patience and present moment awareness in what’s increasingly apparent as a bardo, or in-between state.… Read More Grasping in a Time of Covid – The Yogic Kleshas and How They End
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, reports of Vitamin D boosting your immunity have made it a sought after supplement. As someone who spends a crazy amount of time outdoors, I hadn’t given Vitamin D much thought. Well, I recently had an awakening, and the truth about vitamin D surprised me.… Read More The Surprising Truth About Vitamin D
We’re all looking at our passports these days with longing. Those of us in the United States are in one of the world’s hottest COVID-19 hotspots. The decision on whether or not to resume travel is rife with ethical implications. So should you stay, or should you go?… Read More Pandemic Travel Tips for the Ethical Adventurer
If you’re anything like me, staying at home has made you more sedentary than you’re used to, even if you have been doing daily yoga classes. With less moving around comes stay at home stiffness and crankiness in the body. Consistent movement is key to preventing pain in the body.… Read More 3 Yoga Classes for Reversing Stay at Home Stiffness
In this loving kindness, or maitri meditation, we send healing positive vibes to healthcare workers, those who are sick, and all those affected by Covid-19.… Read More Maitri Meditation in Response to Covid-19
When it’s no longer safe to visit your local yoga studio, it’s time to practice at home. But where to begin? May this post be of benefit by giving you a starting point from which to design your own home yoga practice. … Read More Design your own Home Yoga Practice
This year in year in my yoga classes, and in my personal life, I approached New Year’s Resolutions from a yogic perspective, that of sankalpa. How does a yogi set their New Year’s resolutions? We explore. … Read More Sankalpa: How Yogis Make their New Year’s Resolutions
The Tibetan Buddhist tradition organizes laziness into three types. The first is procrastination, the second is the laziness that comes with being too busy, and the third is the laziness of low-self esteem, or lack of faith.
Each one of us has all that we need to live the life we dream of. If you’re reading this blog, that dream life likely includes the freedom to travel and surf the world, and the spaciousness to meditate daily.
So why aren’t you?… Read More Buddhist Antidotes to Laziness, so You Can Surf More and Work Less
Here’s something that’s important to us: sustainable travel and moving through the world doing the least harm possible. Yoga’s foundational practice of ethics, as outlined by the yamas and niyamas, puts “do no harm,” or ahimsa, at the top of the list. Hence, at Baja Surf Yoga we put effort into mindfully choosing the locations for each of our Southern Baja adventures. By doing so, we stay true to our yoga first philosophy.… Read More Sustainable Travel: Practicing Ahimsa on the Road