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Why Involve Ourselves in Physical Yoga?

May 15-20, 2022 I’ve gotten variations on this question several times over the past month or so, so it appears that this is the thing to write about. In classes, I was recently reading the chapter entitled “You Are Not Who You Appear to Be” from Stephen Cope’s Yoga...

Death, Part Two

DEATH, PART TWOApril 17, 2022 “Mrityorma Amritam Gamaya.—Lead us from death to immortality” is part of a traditional Sanskrit prayer chanted across Indian traditions. (The full prayer is written on the front wall in the Yoga Shala.) This blog follows Death, Part One....

Death, Part One

DeathFebruary 22 (2/22/22)-March 2, 2022 “Good for him.” -Ti Please don’t read this blog if you are uncomfortable with the fact of death. Seriously. What follows is not meant to be “touchy-feely” or “feel good” kind of stuff. Just real and in some cases, brutally...
Death, Part Two

Death, Part Two

DEATH, PART TWOApril 17, 2022 “Mrityorma Amritam Gamaya.—Lead us from death to immortality” is part of a traditional Sanskrit prayer chanted across Indian traditions. (The full prayer is written on the front wall in the Yoga Shala.) This blog follows Death, Part One....

Death, Part One

Death, Part One

DeathFebruary 22 (2/22/22)-March 2, 2022 “Good for him.” -Ti Please don’t read this blog if you are uncomfortable with the fact of death. Seriously. What follows is not meant to be “touchy-feely” or “feel good” kind of stuff. Just real and in some cases, brutally...

Thay Left His Physical Body

Thay Left His Physical Body

January 22-26, 2022 One of my earliest teachers and influences on the Path, Thich Nhat Hanh, left left his physical body last Friday, January 21. He was 95. He had returned to Vietnam a few years ago to die, as I understood it. I had been expecting to hear this news...

Yoga On the Mat Is Getting Harder

Yoga On the Mat Is Getting Harder

December 16-17, 2021 One woman recently commented that the bow pose was pretty easy for her, and I said that sometimes we can easily get to the bony limitations in the poses, though the number of those poses for me are becoming fewer and fewer. A long time student and...

Yoga is Stressful … OR Yoga as Stress-Reduction

Yoga is Stressful … OR Yoga as Stress-Reduction

October 28-November 1, 2021 “Yoga is stressful.”“Yoga is stressful?”“At least the way that you do it!” -a piece of my inner dialogue during my asana practice this morning A little later, I read this tidbit: “I tell students who are studying to be teachers, ‘Don’t be a...

“I Want…”

“I Want…”

July 7-22, 2021 I suggested and helped give a particular hip-shift to a student in the on-the-back twist in class earlier in the month. After she was in the pose for a little while after that, she said, “So you want this hip to move back?” After thinking for a moment,...

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