Gallivanting towards Enlightenment

Gallivanting towards Enlightenment

There are people who come to yoga precisely because they want to be able to do extraordinarily complex poses. Former dancers, gymnasts or athletes? Circus performers? There are probably as many or more people who avoid yoga like the plague because they imagine classes are filled with people who can do stand on one hand. Upside-down. Backwards. In my […]

Fox weighs in on Organic Food

Fox weighs in on Organic Food

Organic Food. It’s more expensive but is it better for you? When two opposite points of view are expressed with equal intensity, the truth does not necessarily lie exactly halfway between them. It is possible for one side to be simply wrong. –Richard Dawkins, biologist and author (b. 1941) FoxNews titles their report on-line with the […]

For the love of dogs

For the love of dogs

I want a dog so badly. I’m the youngest of three. My oldest brother is a bully. I fail to feel encouraged in my family. I need an ally. I imagine, as a dog-less child, that a canine is more loyal than a brother. My parents who had each had dogs growing up, aren’t interested […]

Food, Sex, and Danger

Food, Sex, and Danger

What do the yogis have to say about Food, Sex and Danger? After all isn’t yoga supposed to be a panacea for all ills? Surely Patanjali, patron saint of the yogis, will weigh in on the big questions of mankind! Food: Eat well. Many yogis are vegetarian, some are also vegan. Yogi Bhajan counseled, “Don’t […]

Fitness is the Brainchild of Common Sense

Fitness is the Brainchild of Common Sense

If you study yoga long enough you will happen upon the concept of pose/counterpose. Simply put, it is the idea that after the body moves in one direction, it craves resolution by completing a pose in an opposing direction. These movements can either resonate with each other, as in a series of progressively tighter twists, […]