Book Review: Making Time and Taming Time “Overwhelm”

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I work with busy people. Women and men, old and young. For some, our weekly or twice-weekly yoga sessions are the only times of the week they allow time and space for themselves, to tend to their own needs, so inundated are they with work, kids and the obligations those spheres entail. Some, I’m sure, don’t make time (because they …

Ashtanga: The Eight Limbs

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Modern postural yoga is but one aspect of a total system of self understanding and self-compassion.  While also the name for a certain style of modern postural yoga (to confuse things up a little bit), known for its demanding vinyasa and increasingly challenging sequences of poses, ashtanga also refers to a system of psycho-spiritual discipline that includes postures as only one of …

Previews Part 4: Yoga & Breath – A Workshop

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More highlights of what we’ll be covering in my Yoga & Breath workshop on April 12, 2015. So, more here on a few of the texts I’m using as resource material for our discussion and practice. I’ll finish this previews series of posts by enticing you with food… There are a lot of good yoga anatomy books out there. I …

Previews Part 3: Yoga & Breath – A Workshop

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More highlights of what we’ll be covering in my Yoga & Breath workshop on April 12, 2015. So more here on a few of the texts I’m using as resource material for our discussion and practice. I’ll finish this previews series of posts by enticing you with food… The “Breath of Yoga” gives us the yoga philosophy undergirding the practice …

Previews: Yoga & Breath – A Workshop

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I wanted to give you all some highlights of what we’ll be covering in my Yoga & Breath workshop on April 12, 2015. To do that, I’ll present a few of the texts I’m using as resource material for our discussion and practice, and then finish this previews series of posts by enticing you with food! Today I’m bringing us …

The Snow Leopard: Nature Writing

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“Even in rain, this landscape is hallucinatory – gorges and waterfalls, the pines and clouds that come and go, fire-colored dwellings painted with odd flowers and bizarre designs, the cloud-mirrors of the rice paddies in steps down the steep mountainside, a flock of vermilion minivets, blown through a wind-tossed tumult of bamboo.” – Peter Matthiessen

The Snow Leopard: Matthiessen’s quote from Jung

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Describing his early years of existential and(/or) spiritual restlessness, Matthiessen recounts his experimentation with hallucinogens and his readings in philosophy. He hit upon something in a passage by Jung that for the first time in his life made him literally jump and shout with probably more relief than anything else. Matthiessen describes “the search:” “The search may begin with a …