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Joy

In every yoga class I teach, there is (at least) one series where we go through “fire.” Legs burn, belly burns, shoulders burn, lungs burn. And on the other side of every one of those series is a release. This release releases feel-good hormones and replicates joy. Yes, joy. But that’s what yoga does. It […]

Hope

From what appears to be nothing–everything From the broken place–healing From heartbreak–beating From emptiness–filling Hope is what tips the balance from fear to faith It is the propeller forward The momentum to move no matter what–because what if….just maybe…. Hope is faithful optimism. Although the costs are high, Hope Hope keeps you waiting Watching Anticipating […]

absolution

“be gentle” a whispered concession to a demand, no longer a question I will break you–to get your attention or you will acquiesce to my work of absolution “be gentle” a whispered concession then in communion brick by bruised, scarred, and crumbled stone an epitaph given and then ejection in our wake a temple built […]

Presence

I am craving connection. Coming from an introvert, this may sound like an incongruous confession. Although I’m in my happy place hibernating in front of a fire, under a blanket, with the company of my laptop, my phone, and books, I begin to notice something. That “likes” and “views” and addictions created by social media […]

Start

The statement I hear most often following one’s discovery of what I do: “….but I’m not flexible.” Usually its preceded by, “I’ve heard how good yoga is for you…” Or, “My doctor has recommended I start doing yoga…” Or, “My back really hurts…” Or any other perfectly good reason to start. And yet, it is […]

Wait

  “Depth isn’t acquired in a day. It can’t be purchased. It can’t be feigned. It is the gift we receive over time. Over heartbreak. Over earthquakes. Over the accumulations of all acts of love that we allow in.  Depth requires that we learn what to release and what to stay with. What to take […]

Keep

As tribal, habit-forming people, we all have rituals–simple, repeatable actions which almost take on a ceremonial vibe in their ties to meaning and memory. In my house, one of the rituals we perform is reading a book aloud before bed. We are currently reading The Trail, by Meika Hashimoto. The Trail is a story about […]