FINALLY making it back to writing! Ahhhh….. Thank the Divinity! I’ve written a number of times already about the importance of having a spiritual practice, especially The Next Level of Weirdness, and also The Purpose of Yoga, Premature Surrender and have alluded to it in others. Most people reading a blog on this particular site… Continue reading Keep going! (aka Don’t STOP Practicing! Please!)
Some months ago I wrote (Part 1 and Part 2) about the root chakra at the pelvic floor and specifically how it can be used, or really how the idea of it can be used and manipulated with the mind and intention, to effect shifts in the physical and energy bodies. That practice is ultimately… Continue reading Sacral chakra
“Looking at resistance can reveal the nature of mind, for what we are resisting is often the very thing we say we want.” -Joel Kramer The past month plus in class, the topic of the reading has been resistance (under “Mental Aspects” of yoga practice. About two weeks into the reading (reading a paragraph each… Continue reading Resistance
“Yoga develops the ability to focus energy into specific areas….Learning to focus energy with great depth and precision is a vital part of yoga that is often not emphasized (so I, Ti, am emphasizing it for some time in my classes). This ability [depends] on a quality of mind that is able consciously to sense… Continue reading Focusing Energy, positively
“It’s so easy to let life get in the way (of yoga practice).” -Susan, my longest-time yoga student (20+ years) Me to a student: “You’re being very regular in class (after not being regular for many months).” Her: “I put it in my calendar!” She went on to say that her life is driven by… Continue reading Put It in Your Calendar
Sorry I haven’t written in the better part of 2 months! 😦 It’s not from not wanting to. The rest of this article might clarify a little. I hope you don’t resonate too much with it… but you probably will. I was sick last week for the first time in about 4 years, to the… Continue reading Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!
I know that many of my students and followers of my blog began a grieving process on November 9. Grieving is, of course, a natural and important part of Life in this world of duality and the inevitable result of our attachment to any temporary thing, whether that be a person, animal, place, object, or… Continue reading The Light Wins
(If you’ve had enough of the election AND have already voted, feel free to skip to the 5th paragraph, noted below. If you HAVEN’T voted yet and are not sure if you are going to, read it all, and then vote!) Of course, early voting has begun and you can vote now through Nov. 5… Continue reading VOTE! …but not JUST in the election!
(Note to the reader: As much as I tried to be inspired to write about something other than politics, I failed, and this writing is political in nature. It is the season, I guess. If you want to avoid that, feel free to just stop reading now. I write this piece primarily for those of… Continue reading The Lesser of Two Evils
I’ve been going to be with Amma, my Teacher, twice a year for 19 years now and was with her in DC (Alexandria, just across the freeway from the Pentagon) last weekend. One thing hasn’t changed. She still gives darshan (hugs) for at least 10 hours a day the first day and night in any… Continue reading Reflections on this Time With Amma