Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

Insomnia Busters for Any Age or Stage

  Insomnia: The Night Prowler There was a time when I slept the sleep of the innocent. That was in the dim distant past. Menopause first threw a spanner in the machine, with its 3-4am wake-ups. Once I was wide awake, too bad, that was it for the night. Man-o-pause...
Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

  Yoga is for all seasons As I sit down to write, as is often the case, I don’t know what I will write. I did know, though, that today I had to say something about the extreme weather conditions we’ve been experiencing in Australia. How long have we had...
The Shedders and the Power of Vision Planning

The Shedders and the Power of Vision Planning

Are you good at vision planning? I think that I’m pretty good at planning for the future. Perhaps planning is an inherited trait. Either you are or you aren’t. There are those of us who plan from when we open our eyes in the morning to when we close them...
That Wise Old Guy: Leonard Cohen

That Wise Old Guy: Leonard Cohen

This past week two sad things happened. To spare you any further U.S. election angst, I’ll refer to only one of them. The incomparable and inimitable Leonard Cohen passed away. The media has heaped so much praise on this legend of music that I don’t...
Mother Love: Let Me Count the Ways

Mother Love: Let Me Count the Ways

My Women’s Group On Mother’s Day, as I write this post, I’m full of happy memories from the reunion that I shared with my women’s group last week. Let me tell you a little about us. Everyone of our group is a mother and some are grandmothers....
A Great Combination: Yoga and the Joy of Singing

A Great Combination: Yoga and the Joy of Singing

The Joy  There are lots of ways that people express courage. A person who is stiff, weak and doesn’t breathe well is as brave as an astronaut when they sign up for their first yoga course. I thought that I demonstrated this sort of courage when I joined Wingsong...
A New Sangha of Yoga Teachers

A New Sangha of Yoga Teachers

A bright idea One thing I thought of earlier this year was getting local yoga teachers together for a once-a-month practice. The idea I had was that we teachers would come together with one individual leading a yoga practice, and that that person would nominate the...
Balance and Sustainability: Yoga Helps

Balance and Sustainability: Yoga Helps

  The Beauty of Balance and Sustainability   Balance and sustainability are qualities that we aim for in life and in yoga practice. But, how often and for what periods of time do we manage to maintain these qualities before we begin to feel unbalanced and ragged.   In...
Is There a Fountain of Youth? Yoga and Longevity

Is There a Fountain of Youth? Yoga and Longevity

Fountain of health and happiness There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.      – Sophia Loren When I...