loose: to set free from fastening or attachment (nautical) Preparing material for yoga classes is a fairly solitary process. I tend to do a lot of circling my mat and shuffling papers before I can loose my mind and free dive into soft tissue and fluid body systems. Once there an inner world opens up… Continue reading Swimming My Sea
(From ‘The Radiance Sutras, 112 Tantra Yoga Teachings for Opening to the Divine in Everyday Life’ as translated by Lorin Roche, Ph.D.) The spine has secret passageways To the subtle dimensions of life. Attend simultaneously To the area around your tailbone As vibrating with luminous space, And to the spine as a channel Gushing with radiant… Continue reading Inspiration: “The spine has secret passageways…”
Be wildly devoted to someone, or something. Cherish every perception. At the same time, forget about control. Allow the Beloved to be itself and to change. Passion and compassion, holding and letting go, This ache in your heart is holy. Accept it as the rise of intimacy With life’s secret ways. Devotion is the Divine… Continue reading Inspiration: The Radiance Sutras
our yoga mat* is a static thing, with borders, surface texture, a right side and a wrong side. it defines our place of practice. when it is rolled open on the floor it stays there, mostly mute. we go to it. it can creep and ripple and slide depending on its texture, our style of practice,… Continue reading re: moving/ re-moving/ removing
At the end of my last blog post, I posed some questions: “… there is now so much in my various practices that feels familiar. i can identify more clearly the things that scare me, or the things i want to avoid, so might this mean i have arrived at the next threshold? am i at… Continue reading At the vernal equinox
Herewith my somewhat stream of consciousness thoughts after the St. Patrick’s Day temazcal: i arrive at el charco via taxi. familiar faces are already there, and introductions are made (funny how in such a small town, one can hear about certain people for a long, long time before actually meeting them, and then when you DO… Continue reading After the sweat
i could write about the temazcal experience from a humorous point of view. who in their right mind would pay to subject themselves to a ritual that can last for hours, in the dark, potentially with people you have never met before, singing things in languages you don’t understand (and therefore have no idea whose… Continue reading my st. patty’s day sweat lodge. oh, really?