baby steps

I hope that everyone who told me since I started this blog in 2005 that I should write a book will buy it when it comes out.  Y’all, put your money where your mouths are! OK, it’s not published yet but I am taking baby steps. I wish I had a $1 for every email…

Who are YOU?

“When we cling to an identity, we create rigidity within ourselves that limits our ability to engage spontaneously with the world. We become bonded to images of ourselves that have grown out of this rigidity, and anything that threatens these images has the potential to collapse our sense of self. We fear a loss of…

what is your yoga truth?

Hanumanasana is Overrated “From a standpoint where the purpose of Hatha yoga is to facilitate and maintain a healthy functioning body, there is no reason why a person would ever need to be able to do Hanumanasana. However unattached we may be in working towards it, the goal belies our better purpose. Touting images of…

life is a vinyasa

1. I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old. The forever changing images that I see in the mirror each morning remind me of the first of Buddha’s Five Remembrances. Today this soul’s present incarnation has been on this planet for over 50 years. My photographs are…

impermanence

Finally, I got it: a heart that is open to the world must be willing to be broken at any time. This brokenness produces the kind of grief that expands the heart so that it can love more and more.–Stephen Cope I had the great fortune of spending 10 days with Stephen Cope at my…

why?

While working with a private student this morning I asked: why is it that people are so attached to things they CAN NOT change and don’t do anything about (or are so detached from) the things that they CAN change? How does that view of reality get so turned around in people’s heads? You can’t…