Skinny Dipping: The Vulnerability of Pain

Skinny Dipping: The Vulnerability of Pain

Grief: On Wednesday I laid down on the shiatsu mat and cried.  My dear friend Kel curled up in front of me and held my hand and my shiatsu teacher, Nini, held my back.  I cried deep and hard. I let the waves roll though me with a ferocity that I dare not share. The...
Hunger: Getting Needs Met = Being Centered

Hunger: Getting Needs Met = Being Centered

Earth: ROAR!!!! I have hunger! The element of Earth is about being grounded and being centered. It is about having needs and getting our needs met. If we don’t get our needs met we cannot be centered.  If we get our needs met, we can be centered. “The...
Attachments: The 5 Afflictions and the 5 Elements

Attachments: The 5 Afflictions and the 5 Elements

Attachments: The 5 Afflictions and the 5 Elements A dear friend and yoga student of mine wrote last week to ask for a yoga lesson for letting go of attachments. I asked her to elaborate because there are so many places we have attachments and so many different reasons...
Svadhyaya: Self Study and the Art of Growth

Svadhyaya: Self Study and the Art of Growth

Svadyhaya and Letting Go:Svadyhaya is the yogic process of learning that helps us let go and move forward in life. It is the process that stops frustrating patterns from repeating and turns painful feelings, events and situations into wisdom and the ability to...
Tethered: Taking off the Harness

Tethered: Taking off the Harness

Tethered: Taking off the Harness with Twists Creating Space:The winter time is nearing it’s end and the light of spring is warming our skin with it’s touch. We are coming out of the dark, depth, and deep reflection time. Having looked at our lives so much...
Meeting: Mystery to Mystery

Meeting: Mystery to Mystery

Eternal Now Take a moment to check and see if you are actually here. Before there is right and wrong,we are just here.Before there is good or bad, or unworthy,and before there is the sinner or saint,we are just here.Just meet here, where silence is–where the...
Ahimsa: Staying Centered In Non-Violence

Ahimsa: Staying Centered In Non-Violence

Ahimsa: Staying Centered In Non-Violence What about real pain? Different kinds of pain Example of mind-made pain Story about George Saylor and the Apes Sutra 11.35: ahimsapratisthayam tatsannidhau vairatyagah Ghandi Experience it Yoga Sequence for being centered What...