the B.I.T.C.H. is back

B = Brave I = Intelligent T = Tenacious C = Creative H = Honest “Embracing your inner bitch…means that you’re being strong and honest with yourself and those around you, and I think that’s a good thing.” Thanks to Tabatha for that! Yeah, you heard me. I’m back. But on a very limited basis….

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top 50 yoga blogs

The Physical Therapy Assistant Schools have named their Top 50 Yoga Blogs for a Healthy Mind and Body. They divide the list into categories such as “Yoga Wisdom: Live the Life, Not Just the Lifestyle”; “Yoga Practice Blogs: Learn the Moves That Will Give You A Healthier Body and Mind”; “Understanding Yoga: Wondering What the…

my brother from a different mother

While I was at my final retreat for the Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock in California, YogaDawg sent me this video saying “this one’s for you, couldn’t help but think about ya….” Thanks, Y Dawg, I LOVED IT! I also received another blog award from Grace over at Graceful Yoga, a lovely…

India stories: It’s a mad mad mad mad Madurai

The day I left for Madurai I went to a beauty salon to get mehndi on my feet. The salon ladies were fascinated by my tattoos and they were admiring them when the owner walked in. She was a big woman wearing a beautiful hot pink sari and heavy with gold jewelry — her personality…

India stories: I Heart Rameswaram

Writing the last post made me think of my own India stories. I leave for Spirit Rock this weekend and will be gone for 15 days so I decided to re-post one India story a day for your reading pleasure. I entered these stories in a travel writing contest sponsored by a travel website (I…

I am blessed….

….to have such readers. Kevin is a long-time reader and has always been very supportive of my cathartic rants and musings about yoga. As what sometimes happens in the online world, we struck up an email correspondence about all things yoga. In fact, Kevin and his wife Erin had also planned to visit the ashram…

books for your Buddhist path

In a comment to this post Kristen asked for book suggestions to start exploring a Buddhist path. I first read books on Buddhism and the other Eastern wisdom traditions when I was in high school and college over 30 years ago. I put them down and picked them up again when I started back on…

my yoga room is a very very very fine room

yoga art by sweetmango. sweetmango was surrounded by the fires in Australia. buy her art! a place to teach, a place for props a place to sit Buddhist altar with Buddha statue given to me when I first took the Five Precepts; giclee of the Dalai Lama bought in Santa Fe, New Mexico; framed picture…

books to start your yoga journey

Sandra, a new reader, wrote: “I want to thank you for a great blog. It is truly an inspiration. I hope you are rid of your trolls. They are a pain. I am wondering if you could recommend two books as I stand here in the beginning of my yoga journey. I would have liked…