Bursting my balloon

Bursting my balloon

Once upon a time I read a plethora of books on relationships. I never wanted to get divorced again so I deeply researched. No matter what religion grounded the agenda, I noticed the advice was the same: Love Unconditionally. I hoped all things I endured all things. Love wins? My second husband was a sober alcoholic. Howard self […]

A passionate dispassionate practice

A passionate dispassionate practice

“I believe in karma. That means I can do bad things to people all day long and I assume they deserve it.” Dogbert (Scott Adams) Don’t worry, Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, isn’t a yoga teacher (that I know of.) Beware of people (or dogs), who twist ancient Indian philosophies to match their needs. Those spiritual […]

Eating Poison, Digesting Pain

Eating Poison, Digesting Pain

My friend BethAnn counseled me “Kumari, being angry at someone is like eating poison and hoping the other person will die.” I didn’t believe her. Her advice has been attributed to Nelson Mandela, Debbie Ford, Pema Chodron, historic Buddha – basically a who’s who of self-help. I suspect the phrase originated in AA. Think about […]

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the Rainbow

What’s in a word? How the world sees you, treats you, claims you is all wrapped up in words. Self identifying as “bi-sexual” for a man can cause people to be leery, as a woman can make her the life o’the party. Even words like “fat” “whale” “cow” and “dummy” carry a wallop if someone […]

Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

This month’s blog topics all begin “I’m speaking at the Frazier Park Health Fair, June 27th at 11:30 am at the Frazier Park Elementary School, in Frazier Park California. Be there or be square! One reason people get into yoga is to lose weight. No doubt a vigorous yoga practice can boost metabolism. No doubt […]