Does this Body make me look fat?

Does this Body make me look fat?

“Anime” and “Manga” are words in English. “Anime” is a style of animation that originated in Japan with full-fledged young adult/adult level story lines, very distinctive from Saturday morning cartoons of yore. Manga refers to the graphic novels or comics drawn in this particular style. Americans I know who enjoy anime and manga consider them […]

The Whole She-Bang

The Whole She-Bang

Small kid time I learn to ride a bike. I effort heroically with flailing limbs. Coordinating the unfamiliar actions is tough. My poor mom runs alongside me while I tilt left and right, losing my balance. She encourages me. Good teachers are encouraging. With practice I shave off the unnecessary contortions. I not longer tense my […]

What’s best for you

What’s best for you

Behavior begins as an experiment. If you don’t believe me, hang out with babies. Real babies. Infants. Balancing on their tummies, babies stretch and reach lifting their thighs and arms like little airplanes. Why? They’re experimenting. Learning their bodies. Practicing co-ordination. Without words they are figuring. And so do you. Unless you have an unusual […]

End of the Beginning

End of the Beginning

My last class teaching “Begin Here Now” is tonight! Why don’t you join me? There’s no better place to get the basics, except maybe this website, lol. As tonight is the last night, possibly my last time seeing you I’m trotting out the Holy Grail of Yoga Basics: proprioception. In Sanskrit there are lots of […]

Gas lit

Gas lit

“Relationship with a narcissist in a nutshell: You will go from being the perfect love of their life to nothing you do is ever good enough. You will give your everything and they will take it all and give you less and less in return. You will end up depleted emotionally, mentally, spiritually and probably […]

These adhesions to the soul

These adhesions to the soul

Monday night Begin Here Now continues in Bakersfield. Ashtanga primary series meets Fridays in Santa Clarita. The full calendar of locations and prices is under the link “Calendar” Yoga sutra 2:21 tad-artha eva drishyasya atma The sutra translates “The essence or nature of the knowable objects exists only to serve as the objective field for […]