I am inspired and at peace when I move in rhythm with my surroundings, embracing the ebb and flow of life with loving, conscious surrender. My approach to both meditation and yoga, taught to me by my wise teachers Shiva Rea, Lorin Roche, and Erich Schiffman, stems from the Tantric Bhakti roots of yoga. Tantra views the body and soul as expressions of the One Divine Consciousness. This Ocean of Supreme awareness is all around us, continually manifesting and expressing itself in infinite ways... in the rhythm of our hearts, the blooming of a flower, the sound of a beautiful song, the purring of a cat. Connecting with this pulse or dance of life is the source of meditation. Any time we are present with a universal rhythm we are in meditation. Honest, loving devotion (bhakti), or simply being present, is the key to connecting with the divine current moving within every being on the planet. This approach to meditation does not involve clearing the mind or blocking out thoughts. Instead, simply rest attention on one of nature’s infinite rhythms, and dive in.