I may be an elder but that does not always make me wise. One of my goals in doing regular meditation is to develop the quality of resilience. To be able to get myself out of a heavy mood in a reasonable timeframe. To get up off the floor when I feel like I’ve been run over by a Mack truck. The Japanese have a saying, “Fall down 7 times, get up 8.”read more
Yoga is an important tool for many different kinds of musicians. Whether you sing, play the piano, guitar, or flute, yoga and other exercises can help you improve your alignment and breath support.read more
Objectify: degrade to the status of a mere object. I don't know why mere objects aren't shown more respect. And why is it that objectifying is considered a pejorative word? Think of all the things that we use daily that make life easier or more pleasurable and yet we...read more
I will be teaching an afternoon workshop on The Art of Adjustment in Byron Bay Sunday, August 20th, 1-5 pm. At the risk of punning, I'm an old hand at hands-on adjustments. Thirty-seven years of experience inform my approach to this vital part of a yoga teacher's...read more
In the U.S., the stifling stickiness of the hot weather season is undeniably upon us so we yoga practitioners need to adapt to this climate. It’s not as humid here in Tucson as in the buildup to The Wet of Australia’s tropical north, but this weather can still be mind-numbing and body-immobilising.read more
We yogis can do our bit to create more connection in the world every time we get on our yoga mats or cushions. We can breathe in kindness and breathe out rancour. We can be kind to our bodies in our asana practice. We can practice loving kindness in our meditations. When we join hands in prayer position, we can make that gesture mean it, that is, I see the divinity in me and you, too.read more
In the absence of internet information, I decided to create my own holistic way of dealing with my upcoming surgery.
I let people know what was happening so they could support me if they wished. I sent out e-mails to friends, family and some yoga students to say that the operation was scheduled and when, and would they please send healing energy. The simple fact that I was willing to be open and vulnerable helped eliminate any residual shame.
I started keeping a journal in which I could collect information on hysterectomies, and more importantly, write down questions and feelings as they arose.
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