The Whole She-Bang

The Whole She-Bang

Small kid time I learn to ride a bike. I effort heroically with flailing limbs. Coordinating the unfamiliar actions is tough. My poor mom runs alongside me while I tilt left and right, losing my balance. She encourages me. Good teachers are encouraging. With practice I shave off the unnecessary contortions. I not longer tense my […]

Body of Work

Body of Work

In the comments section of a popular yoga website PS writes, “(schools). . . are grinding out yoga teachers like so much hamburger. The marketplace is flooded to the point that the competition is overwhelming, particularly in large metropolitan areas. EVERYONE and their brother (and sister, mother, father, aunt, uncle, and best friend) is a […]

Do your practice and all is coming

Do your practice and all is coming

“Do your practice and all is coming” is often interpreted to mean good things. As in “good” things will come of practice.  A sage wag will note that is not what Pattabhi Jois promises. What he says is “all” is coming. Good. Bad. Meh. Disappointment. Anxiety. Contentment. Relaxation. Cubs World Series. All is coming starts to sound […]