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 […]

1 Percent Theory, No Spoilers

1 Percent Theory, No Spoilers

This piece is dedicated to Thomas Still, the very fine author who wrote “1 Percent Theory” An Attempt to Reconstruct the Forgotten Lessons of Ashtanga Yoga as Taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois. His book is available through Ashtanga.com, Amazon and numerous second hand book sellers. I review this book on Goodreads immediately after I finish […]

Begin Here Now

Begin Here Now

New Class! Last Monday I sub at Samsara, teaching “Begin Here,” an introduction to yoga. I have at least a couple students who know nothing, nothing whatsoever about yoga – – my favorite kind of student. If that’s you stop on by any place I teach. Don’t be shy! Monday night is on my schedule for the […]