Author Archive for: Erica Kaufman

Yoga for better mental health

With its emphasis on breathing practices and medita­tion—both of which help calm and center the mind— it’s hardly surprising that yoga also brings mental benefits, such as reduced anxiety and depression. What may be more surprising is that it actually makes your brain work better.

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Realizing Blessings: Divine Within–Lila Love Life! …Even During Difficult Times

Lila is the divine manifestation of energy. It is within all of us. It is everything we do and are. Lila Is the larger rhythm of life beyond the immediacy of our situation or our limited view. As my beloved H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji of Parmarth Niketan Ashram says: “Whatever the divine wish, man proposes, God disposes. We are

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OPEN LILA LOVE FEST~~~ Love, Peace, and Courage is needed in the world. Lila Yoga is offering an intention: a spontaneous LOVE FEST…without boarders!!! Yoga without boarders. Love without Boarders. Peace without Boarders. A virtual and real space/state-of-being for LOVE & PEACE. I invite each of us to allow the inner beauty, where hugs manifest into actions, a place where

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LILA YOGA is unity within life

While on a recent Lila Yoga teaching tour along the Bay of Bangal in India, Erica was interviewed by Abhijit Gangguly of Kolkata Konnector. He writes about interesting cultural news in the Kolkata area. He was drawn to the special way Lila Yoga awakens beautiful energy in our lives and in our yoga practice. Click here to read…Why practice yoga

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Freeing our Identity Beyond Body

I know how entangled our identity can get with our bodies. There’s so much suffering associated with confusing our bodies for who we are. There is also a bizarre social fusion that simultaneously objectifies the body, inviting us to idolize particular body shapes, AND on the other hand tells us to hide our bodies as though to apologize for our

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Diving into the Unknown & Rising into Your Magnificence

“Whether teaching Lila Yoga or Contact Improvisation, I am offering, supporting, pushing, nudging, edging on, instigating, and wishing for A WAKE UP CALL INTO THE RICHNESS OF LIVING! Into a nourishing way of being… An invitation into living in a larger awakened state–a state of really listening, hearing, moving, engaging, being, and being fully present. Allowing your presence to sink

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Simple Steps to Connect Your Mind to Heart Wisdom

Simple Steps to Connect Your Mind to Heart Wisdom What is the mind? And where is it? Is it the brain? Brainstem? Central nervous system? Peripheral nervous system? All of these carry energy currents which don’t end at the nerve ending, but rather communicate onward receiving and giving messages. Our whole system is an incredible symphony that echoes our state

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