February 6, 2016

What is Yoga?

 

Ask several people and you are likely to get several very different answers.  The fitness buff might say, “Oh I LOVE yoga!  It keeps me so fit and strong and flexible!”  The new-ager might respond with, “Yoga keeps my chakras balanced and aligned, and cle...

August 10, 2015

Four years ago, I was sitting in a hospital waiting room with my then 9 year old daughter.  We were waiting to be called back to the lab to have her blood drawn and to find out if her blood counts were high enough for her to be able to go to school that week.  She was...

July 6, 2015

    

      Recently, I was honored with an invitation to speak to a group of first responders (EMT’s, firefighters, and police officers) about benefits and methods of stress management.  It seems I know a bit about this subject, not only through my chosen...

June 21, 2015

How Soon Can you Let it Be Over?

 

If there is one thing yoga has taught me, it is self-awareness.  In fact, at the very heart of the science of yoga is self-study, with the understanding that to know yourself is to know others.  A grand and liberating discovery we often...

June 16, 2015

Don’t fidget, be still
Release your will
No judgement or anticipation
So nice to let go of it all for a little while
There is no rapture or ecstasy
No remarkable landscape
No fear or doubt
Just the subtle truth that was always there
You don’t need to have some special...

May 22, 2015

     18 years ago this month, I was attacked by a camel.  A man I hardly knew pulled the 1600 pound beast off of me and saved my life.  Years later, that man would become my husband, but this is not a love story.  By the time he rescued me, my pelvis was broken, my rig...

April 29, 2015

 

 

 

Recently, Madelynn, my 13 year old daughter, came to one of my vinyasa flow classes.  It's a challenging class that pairs breath with flowing movement from one posture to the next.  Later that evening, during dinner, she was giving her feedback and asking qu...

May 5, 2014

 

 

Sweat Lodge

 

These women, some women

Woodland witches, shaman, grandmothers, sisters

Their songs pull and reveal

Their prayers lift and heal

I reach deep within with a strong hand

And pull forth all that I am

Laying it carefully in front of the hot roc...

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