Earlier this week I learned that there are parts of the Chernobyl reactor that are still smoldering. The partial meltdown of the nuclear power plant took place April 26, 1986 with a fire that raged for eight days, bathing the surrounding area and a good portion of Western Europe in a radioactive cloud. Scientist are… Continue reading Chernobyl smolders and so do I. How about you?
God speaks to each of us as he makes us,then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: You, sent out beyond your recall,go to the limits of your longing. Rainer Maria Rilke, Book of Hours, I 59 Most times before we start our yoga sessions we go… Continue reading 10 Permissions
Hi everyone. I hope that as you bump into this post you are feeling well. I wanted to share a short clip from last week’s community yoga class. We started with a grounding meditation, allowing ourselves to settle in and slow down. This basic meditation practice can go a long way. It is quite tame… Continue reading The Meditation Practice is Tame
I was listening to a clip of somatic awareness teacher Licia Sky last week. Although I liked the interview, I was not really paying too much attention until until I heard her say the following: When you come from a background of trauma in your early life, it can feel like every situation that you… Continue reading Is it urgent?
Yoga for the eyes and face is not completely accurate. There’s no real way we can divide yoga for a particular body part. The word yoga itself means union. The body can’t really be divided into parts as we would a car or some sort of machine. Because of that, anything that we do to… Continue reading Yoga for the Eyes and Face
At the start of the week (or at any point for that matter) we may be facing increased stress and may be descending into our flight and fight mode. If unchecked, many of us experience anxiety. We can tell if we are in this mode by our breath. It becomes shallow and more rapid. Our… Continue reading A Simple Practice to Relieve Anxiety
In today’s video clip, I’m sharing the start of one of our community yoga classes. This 25-minute clip introduces the practice of the present moment. I don’t necessarily call it that in the video, but I’m bringing it up here so that you can notice. The practice follows a basic principle. We can use the… Continue reading Three Questions to Help You Live in the Present Moment
This morning I read an article about a design company and its vision to build cities in Mars. As I read the article I thought of Octavia Butler and her Lauren Olamina. In the Parable of the Sower Olamina’s belief in space travel becomes the basis of a new religion, Earth Seed. I wondered how… Continue reading Will there be mass shootings on Mars?
There are so many factors to living a long life. Some are out of our control, but others, we have a strong say so. What we eat and how we handle stress are two of these factors that play a role in the way we experience growing up into elder hood and that we have… Continue reading Growing Up or Growing Old