Lovely views, wicked winds Years ago when we were planning our escape from Sydney, we wanted our new home to have a beautiful outlook. We bought a property on Mitchells Island and had our house built on the top of a rise. We've ended up with views: mountains to...read more
It would be a very nice thing if we were able to get through our days and years without pain. I’m talking about any sort of pain–emotional, mental, physical or spiritual. A nice thing, but we know it’s not going to happen.
I’m here to tell you that getting on in years is a further impediment to being pain-free. There are ‘inconveniences’, such as loss of hearing and changes in vision. And there are the discomforts of stiffening muscles and rusty joints. Then there’s the outright pain of that goes with serious medical conditions which can happen at any age.
Lately I’ve been thinking more and more about how I can preserve the relative good health I enjoy. I want to avoid future pain, too, to the extent that is possible.read more
Who are the Shedders? If you know me at all, you would know I’m a community junkie. I’ve created several yoga communities over the 35+ years that I've been teaching. I’m part of the Manning Valley singing community. There's our Mitchells Island community that includes...read more
Walking out of the Manning Great Lakes Memorial chapel yesterday, I overheard a couple talking. He said, 'We used to go to weddings.' I completely got him. The service that I had just attended was the fifth funeral in the last year, with nary a wedding in sight....read more
I've been happily immersed in a woman's world recently. It started with reading an advanced manuscript of Ana Davis' rich and empowering book, Moving with the Moon. Ana has written a yoga book, which will be available later this year, that is for all women, . It...read more
The healing benefits of supported bridge Do you have poses that you do rain or shine and in all seasons. Your body and mind say, 'This is an every day pose. Bring it!' Supported bridge (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) is one of these. It can be performed in a variety of...read more
Sometimes we need to retreat to go forward. In my mind, attending a yoga retreat is the best way to go forward in your yoga practice. I would venture to say, even in your life, as retreats offer you periodic renewal. When Sydney was still my base, I lead retreats...read more
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