Defining “Beginner’s” mind

Defining “Beginner’s” mind

It’s kind of a trick phrase “beginner’s mind,” ’cause all the advanced yogis strive to have one. In terms of plateaus, beginner’s mind is three. Depending on how many days a week I practice I find myself here between year 3 and 6 of a serious practice. “Wait a minute,” you say. “What kind of […]

Research Ain’t What it Used to Be

Research Ain’t What it Used to Be

At the risk of revealing my true age, I remember the time when research required primary sources. These days my primary source is me. Anything I personally remember reading from my pre-internet youth, even vaguely, the idea only partial – I can instantly fill in the missing pieces via google search. Google indistinct “all-happy-families-alike.” Google out […]

Stiff Upper Lip

Stiff Upper Lip

My stiffness stands me in good stead, brings structure, integrity to my yoga. Yes, even when my poses look very ugly, my postures have internal support. This innate lack of flexibility allows me to reach, stretch, engage to my heart’s content. I have a few joints that hyper-extend but for the most part I’m unable […]

The Day before Father’s Day

The Day before Father’s Day

The day before Father’s day, June 18th, is my “Sitting Pretty Workshop.” Check out my calendar page for directions to Samsara Wellness Center in Bakersfield. We’re meeting from 3 till 5. Click on the Google maps link on the event page to get routes from anywhere to 5301 Office Park Way. Samsara’s in suite 420. […]

100 Reasons!

100 Reasons!

I still occasionally get emails, despite this website, its calendar, description and information pages. Emails from strangers that are full full full of specific questions like 1) When are the classes? 2) How much are they? 3) What type of yoga is it ? Where do you meet? And so on. WTF? All of this information […]