Advice On Finding a Teacher

I I would not trust a teacher Who is not willing to run ’til exhausted Through the streets as if chasing and being chased both,   To make a fool of himself in such a fashion That his audience may … Continue reading

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Failures from 2013

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I just found this in my “drafts” from the end of 2013! I just read it and, though these are no longer my current failures — I’m aspiring to fail better and more grandly each year — I liked the … Continue reading

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“How Do I Stay Motivated?”

(Try this on for size) –> “How Do I Stay Motivated?” Don’t. “But then I will just sit on the couch and nothing will happen.” Are you sure? “Well, pretty damn sure because that’s what I was doing before I … Continue reading

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Getting Physically Stronger by Moving With Uncomfortable Emotions and Thoughts

I just finished my morning movement / workout session with my friend Nicole. (We train together twice a week.)   This morning, as many mornings over this past year, I feel very grateful — and a bit amazed — at … Continue reading

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Āsana as Noun. Āsana as Verb.

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Here’s what a snapshot like this one can give us:   1. an idea about the alignment of the pose, i.e. how tissues, especially bony tissues, relate to one another. This is true both both: … of a body relative … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Epiphany

I’ll speak for myself here: the more I grock the aftermath of epiphany, the more liberated I feel from its clutches. An epiphany, of course, feels wonderful. It’s the gift of new understanding. Sometimes it feels earned; sometimes it feels … Continue reading

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On Release, II

I am contemplating this morning my richly layered relationship with the word, the notion, to “release” — as in releasing limiting beliefs, or fear in the body, or pain. When I was a teenager, I’d read spiritual books and teachers … Continue reading

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