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January 14, 2015
guide to sankalpa

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions. I've noticed over the years that when I want something to shift or grow in my life, it happens with greatest fruition before I'm compelled to write it down or dwell on it, but instead just believe it and do it. If there's even a smidgen of doubt, […]

January 13, 2015
allow intention into your life

When I first started studying the Alexander Technique, I overdid everything. AT helps students discover unconscious postural habits and then gradually and through a teacher's help, "undo" those habits by not doing them. AT students don't learn to "do" some new thing to correct their habits and they aren't taught how to "fix" their habits, […]

December 30, 2014
recap + farewell 2014!

2014 I hunkered down. I worked tirelessly at my teaching and much has transpired! As a result, my dedicated readers, friends, and even family were not kept up to date. I would promise to post on facebook more often, but I doubt I will manage it. Just once this year, kiddos, that's all I got for 2014! So, as we […]

September 29, 2014
schooled by television

Weeks ago my husband told me about this new show that he thought I'd like, that he'd heard good things about. A time travel show that uses the travel as a pretext for a historical fiction. I wrinkled my nose at it. "But it's got a strong female lead! and romance!" No, thanks, I don't […]

July 18, 2014
Is there more than one yoga?

An anatomy student of mine recently took a yoga (asana) class that tested her notion of what a safe and productive yoga class can be. Her observations painted a picture of an approach to yoga that tests my understanding of what yoga is. Let's call this yoga style "Studio X". Here's how my student described […]

June 14, 2014
more than words

Somewhere I got the number 80% as the percentage of our communication that is nonverbal. I haven't found a reliable source that can verify that the breakdown is as cut and dry as that, or that that number is even at all accurate, but I am happy to make use of it to point out […]

December 25, 2013
why choose yoga?

I use yoga for self study, but it's not the only tool I have. What makes one tool more fitting than another? Why choose yoga, not gyrotonic, not pilates, not some other mode of movement? When I started this post with the above consideration, I didn't finish writing immediately because I wanted a bit more […]

April 18, 2013
be present, even when you're not

How do we stay present when we don't feel like the time we're in is our own? When my alarm went off at 4:50am this morning, I couldn't remember why I was being waked... I felt a little like my sleep, my dreaming was being robbed from me. So when I lumbered out to my […]

April 1, 2013
dynamic movement

This morning I was introduced to 'The Fuzz Speech' by anatomist Gil Hedley. Gil describes, in layman's terms, a lesson we can learn from our cats + dogs: after sleep, stretch. When our bodies are full of fluidity and movement potential, there's often an instinct to stretch upon waking --just like we see in our […]

March 26, 2013
adho mukha vrksasana

The name Adho Mukha Vrksasana means upside down tree... When you think of a tree upside down, on its branches, what comes to mind? Delicate balance? In the wrong set up, it crumbles. Handstand is kind of like that. But even though our bodies didn’t evolve to take our full weight onto our hands, completely […]

December 10, 2012
yoga every day

Remember how well my yoga + ayurveda cold remedies worked last week? I was pretty proud of that, in a humble and amazed kinda way. Well, those remedies weren't much of a match for the flu that hit me two days later. Talk about lousy cold-season luck! I spent all of last week in bed […]

December 4, 2012
when ideas leave us

Friday I spent most of my day propped up on bolsters or pillows of one kind or another. I woke up with a cold, so I cancelled my two evening appointments and hunkered down into rest and recuperate mode. When I'm sick, I generally still can't sleep during the day, and so I watch movies […]

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