Trumps of Doom

Trumps of Doom

Goddess, Angel, Tarot, Medicine. An impressive number of decks. The fortune-teller, no, the “reader” travels with a soft cream-colored badger skin. A small skull sets atop the hide. “Renic” tells me it’s a bear skull. I do not want to know how she came to have a bear skull. I pull these three cards: Hecate, […]

Yoganomics

Yoganomics

Now Thirty plus expectant faces. They’re lookin’ at me! The wind wafts words right out of my mouth. Poor acoustics when my ceiling is the sky. I didn’t intend to be the teacher, I happenstance here when the regular donation-yoga-in-the-park teacher fails to show.  I’m invited to sub, impromptu. I learn by doing that supine poses […]

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Yoga works, when it works, by clearing channels. According to yogic philosophy, these channels exist inside the body and out. For example healthy arteries are clear from plaque, allowing for optimal blood flow. The blood which brings oxygen to cells, is a primary connective tissue. A powerful vinyasa brings heat to the body, a flush to […]

Travels in Yoga World

Travels in Yoga World

A professional yoga association offers a continuing education scholarship. A scholarship which I want to earn! I’ll say this regarding the Yoga Alliance, “It was founded with the best of intentions.” For starry-eyed yoga practitioners are vulnerable to gurus who promise otherworldly results in exchange for undying loyalty. YA means to protect us. Yoga Alliance seeks […]

Unfiltered

Unfiltered

I like people. I like people about as much as I decide to like them, that is for sure. I don’t go into relationships looking for the worst. Yes, even though “Vargus” warns me, “Sweetheart the world is an ugly place. People are mean!” From where I stand? trouble? looks like he starts it. If I start off […]