Entries by Tara Lemerise

The Essence of Stillness

My son Will is a dreamer, a thinker, a creative mind kind of kid. Sometimes I’ll catch him just sitting still, staring at this elaborate set up of LEGO vehicles and figures on his bedroom floor. I once asked him what he was doing. In a voice dripping with annoyance, he responded: “I’m playing. Obviously.” […]

In Honor of Trees

A long time ago when I first began practicing yoga, I took a class billed as “advanced yoga”. I remember feeling nervous when I signed up that we’d spend the whole time in headstand or doing drop backs. Instead we worked on tree pose for 90 minutes. It was incredibly illuminating. I heard familiar cues […]

Truth and Change

The other day I noticed that my daughter had moved the clock in her room. When I asked her about it she told me that the nightlight on the clock was making the cat figurine on the shelf look creepy. I proceeded to give her this long “mom talk” that I remember hearing when I […]

When We Forget

I taught my last in-person class on March 14, four and half months ago. It’s been a time of such upheaval. But it’s also been a time of soul searching, a call to dig in deep and find the stuff we are made of at our core. What better time to be a yogi? Yoga […]

Fear of the Unknown

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. -H. P. Lovecraft Seems appropriate for our current global crisis, right? The uncertainly of these current times lands me somewhere between low grade anxiety and full on freak out these days. You too? […]