Bound to make sense of it

Bound to make sense of it

Yoga is an ancient art/science/religion or philosophy – depending on your perspective. It’s been passed down through the ages via oral tradition completely removed from the need to sync with Western science. In distinct contradiction to Western medicine much of yoga is shrouded in arcane, occult, carefully guarded secrecy. The yoga sutras are no helpful […]

The Discovery of Ignorance

The Discovery of Ignorance

I’m teaching a yoga workshop this Saturday the 15th from 1pm-3pm at Samsara Wellness Center 5301 Office Park Way, in Bakersfield. Please come! Before my stint at YogaWorks in the late naughts I perform sukhasana sitting Indian style. You know, legs cross, butt on the floor, like a kid. Check out “Light On Yoga” published in the […]

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 […]

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

“If you have your health, you have everything is something that’s said to cheer you up when you come home early and find your lover arched over a stranger in a scarlet thong. . . .” (from French Chocolates by Ellen Bass) Still the mind. Don’t have a judgement. Should I be so yogi that I’m not […]

Awareness Becomes Consciousness

Awareness Becomes Consciousness

I love the famous short story “Why I live at the PO” by Eudora Welty. It revels in “bias narrator.” Our first-person narrator is a cantankerous, opinionated Southern woman. She’s an awful person. A total bitch. I don’t need a BA in English lit to figure out that not everything my clever narrator tells me is true. […]