Yoga Fails

Yoga Fails

I meet people often who seem like they could really benefit from yoga. Maybe she’s a neighbor who is fretfully anxious. I tell her how relaxed I feel after a nice yoga session. Still, she doesn’t come. Or maybe she does. She tries for a class or two and spends all of svasana fidgeting or […]

The Land of Tears

The Land of Tears

“It is such a secret place, the land of tears.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince The combination of menopausal weight gain with the after-effect of an untreated hip injury sustained in late 2008/ early 2009,  creates a waddle to my gait. I can’t get past feeling like my pelvis is moving through jello. Walking requires […]

The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

The Impetus We’re  lounging on yoga mats listening to Max Strom speak in his solid, deep voice. A voice rich with inflection. With an impish smile, (insofar as a man so large can insinuate impish) Max tells us of a tale from “The Snow Leopard.” Imagine a village high in the Himalayas, perhaps above the tree line. […]

In the land of the faceblind 2 faced lady is queen

In the land of the faceblind 2 faced lady is queen

“It never seemed worth risking the rejection to bother asking someone else to come along,” I wrote. My English teacher returns my paper with a big fat red circle around the word “It.” What does this refer to? Ms Mcguire wants to know. I dunno. The rejection doesn’t seem worth risking? grrrr. I don’t make the […]