Pot yoga, beer yoga, booze yoga: Not my practice

“It’s begun!” I groaned to my husband recently as I sat scrolling my Facebook feeds. “What?” he asked, walking over to me. “Pot and yoga classes. It’s not even legal yet, but there it is.” I knew it would happen, though I naively expected it to wait until after legalization. Offering marijuana and yoga together… {read more}

Home from India: Thoughts on gurus

When I arrived home from India, it took me four days to unpack my suitcase, a week to finish the anti-malaria meds, and 10 days to shake the jet lag. But two months later, I’m still integrating what I learned and practiced there. I mentioned in an earlier post that I left for India weighed… {read more}

Home from India: Thoughts on ashram life

To date, I’ve spent time at five yoga ashrams: four in India and one in the Bahamas. My stays have lasted anywhere from about four days to a week. This is to say that I’m neither an expert on ashrams generally nor on any one ashram in particular. Disclosures made, I’ve written here about ashram… {read more}

Home from India: Thoughts on lineage

When I left for India last month, I was light in luggage (carry-on only!), but heavy in questions. Not a great number of questions, but a couple of biggies. The questions weren’t new ones, I’ve been asking them for years. Maybe you and I have already had this conversation, maybe these questions are yours also…. {read more}

Chronic pain and limiting beliefs

2013, newly diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease, 14 years into my relationship with chronic pain affecting my back, arms, knees, and feet. Living with chronic pain is challenging. Everyday tasks are difficult, sleep is disturbed, days once filled with satisfying work and hobbies are now organised around medical appointments interspersed with isolation. The definition of chronic pain… {read more}

Announcing: Satsang Saturdays

Here’s a new yoga word for you: satsang. Satsang means to be in the presence of true people, where sat means truth and sang means assembly or gathering. Satsang is a way to connect with others on the spiritual path. I’ve long felt lonely on this path, have you? There was a time when I… {read more}