What Are We Practicing Toward?

What Are We Practicing Toward?

Photo by Chris White   Life throws curveballs. Sometimes I think life does this to see if we’re still in the game. These curveballs can leave us feeling like our life has been turned upside down. We lose the North Star, are left unsure what is real, imagined, or true....
The Peacock Eats Poison

The Peacock Eats Poison

Every now and then, I want to change the name of my yoga room. This week, I want to call it “Tender Heart Yoga.” All week, I’ve been practicing and teaching a heart opening practice. While I get my shoulders onto the back and lift my heart toward the sky, I soften all...
The Good Stuff

The Good Stuff

Photo by Pamela Willett “We have to be careful that in throwing out the devil, that we don’t throw out the best part of ourselves.”  — Nietzche   In last week’s blog post, “Listening Fire,” I wrote about how I had forgotten to listen. And I had. I was wearing...
Listening Fire

Listening Fire

There is an art to listening that, in my humble experience, comes from practice. I am reminded of this time and again when I blow it. When I forget to practice. When I forget to take the pause before responding. When I refuse to check my ego at the door. To slow down,...
Standing in Our Light

Standing in Our Light

Just outside my window, the oak has gone to yellow. I breathe a deep sigh of relief. It is late in the season for the trees to be finding their peak. I wasn’t sure they ever would. So many leaves went straight to brown — carried off by the next wind. Today, as I...