Category Archives: green living

Stay Strong Project

The Stay Strong Project

The Stay Strong Project in partnership with Global Green USA is a charity offering in which over 30 Chant and Yoga luminaries have joined their voices in support of the Gulf Coast recovery and other environmental and humanitarian concerns.

The Music Video

Participants in Order of Appearance:

David Newman (Durga Das), Mira, Philippo Franchini (guitar), Sean Johnson, Wah, Dave Stringer, Girish, Bob Wisdom, Donna De Lory, Snatam Kaur, Sharon Gannon, Krishna Das, Shyam Das, Jai Uttal, Shantala (Benjy and Heather Wertheimer), Gaura Vani, Kirtan Rabbi, Seane Corn, Govindas and Radha (and Malakai), Radhanath Swami, Suzanne Sterling, Saul David Raye and Tony Khalife.
Additional Participants: C.C. White, Prema Hara, Brenda McMorrow, Amy Barnes, Gina Sala, Yvette Om, Zat Baraka, Terra Gold, John de Kadt, and Steve Gorn…

STAY STRONG is available on Amazon, iTunes and other download sites! 100% of the proceeds go to GLOBAL GREEN USA!

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Spring Cleaning — 50 Things to Throw Out

May’s AARP Bulletin has a great list of 50 things to throw out — from your home and from your mind.

Examples: From your house

  • Old receipts
  • Keys with no locks
  • Souvenirs from bad vacations

Examples: From your mind

  • 75% of your insecurities
  • Fear of looking foolish
  • Times you messed up

For the full list, visit Spring Clean 50 Things from Your Home and Mind.

Check out Gail Blanke’s book,  Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life

Spring cleaning – Washing your yoga mat

It’s finally Spring – time to open the windows, air out the house, and do a little spring cleaning. And while you are cleaning, don’t forget your yoga mat.

The Whole Body Spa – the studio where I teach – has it’s own “green” recipe for a  mat cleaning spray.  Students are requested to clean their mat and any other equipment used after each class.

P.S. It really is a good idea to clean your mat regularly – perhaps weekly – or, in the summer, after each use.