Thursday, January 21, 2010

Everyday Bhakti

"There is a frequent misunderstanding of the journey inward or the spiritual path, which suggests to most people a rejection of the natural world, the mundane, the practical, the pleasurable. On the contrary, to a yogi the path toward spirit lies entirely in the domain of nature. Spirituality is not some external goal that one must seek but a part of the divine core of each of us, which we must reveal" (BKS Iyengar, Light On Life).

A life of devotion (bhakti) seeks a sense of heart and home in all things. Yoga transcends the mat and becomes a daily practice of self-study (svadhyaya), revealing the divine in even the simplest acts or the most challenging moments. Of the many paths of yoga, I feel my life is one of bhakti, and so I practice my yoga in the kitchen, in my relationships and on the streets of New York.

This blog is an outlet for me to scratch my domestic itch, and an excuse to share my true loves with you - cooking, entertaining and (of course) yoga! I hope you'll find inspiration, humor and ideas for your life on and off the mat. Namaste!


  1. Hi Chrissy, This is a wonderful idea for a blog, and I know I'll be reading it with pleasure, as I do your occasional newsletter. I have a similar blog, but mine was founded with the aim of examining breast cancer through yoga, though I have to say I have strayed far afield and made it much more eclectic. Warmest wishes, Megan, YW Class of 2007 (Mia is my pen name—and the style name of my chemo wig!)