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 […]

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 […]

The holy grail of yoga sequences

The holy grail of yoga sequences

Learning doesn’t always follow a straight line. I usually read books cover to cover, but later – later when I’m mulling over what did that really mean? I go back for the hard parts. Right? Am I right? Yoga sequences, when done well, seek to unpack the body, prepping for the final, most complex pose. But I find […]

There will be Blood

There will be Blood

Transformation? True learning leaves me a bigger person in compassion and love and better able at embracing the world. Everything else is just accumulating knowledge. False learning. False learning undergirds false transformation. Have you met the false teacher? The smoke and mirrors find yer-inner-child type? The I’ll triple yer business or guarantee you ace the […]

No Rush

No Rush

You can’t rush the miles. No matter how fast I run, the five miles isn’t going to be done in the first five minutes.– Robert Herjavec  I do appreciate my life coach; he seems to be providing his services for free. (Everyone should be so lucky as to have an encouraging friend, right?) If you haven’t got […]