Red Alert

Red Alert

Stop lights hit a nerve. They don’t mean to be scary, though they do scare. Red is compelling for humans. The color symbolizes urgency, importance. Red signifies. Hot red screams for attention. Flame red angers bulls. Why does red distract? Juicy fruits, apples, pomegranates, and yummy berries are luscious red. I wouldn’t want to miss […]

Scenes Along The Way

Scenes Along The Way

I went with modest expectations to the Ojai Yoga Crib last week. I was nicely surprised. I can now honestly fully endorse the event. It’s fun! The theme this year was “We are Family.” Compared to the slick conventions realtors run Yoga Crib is undeniably appealing, homey, and charming. Crib feels like a family reunion without […]

Stimulate this

Stimulate this

The trouble with being a yoga teacher is diminished return on investment. A disproportionately high level of education is necessary for what amounts to a minimum wage job for most teachers. Its popularity has inspired the growing market for yoga teacher trainings. The plethora of schools led Yoga Alliance to accredit curriculum which adhere to […]

Less than Three ya! <3

Less than Three ya! <3

I hear often about yoga for depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress – glowing reports of the power of yoga to heal. I may, with the best of intentions, urge a friend to accompany me to yoga, only to discover I’ve made a terrible mistake. . . As the teacher instructs everyone to “close their eyes” the survivor of […]

Sweet Tweet

Sweet Tweet

This week I do two more new things: I open a Twitter account and an Instagram account. I strive to do at least one thing every day that scares me. As a person in my 50s if I don’t, I risk solidifying where I am. Brain channels pruning, my life will get very small, very […]