Indulging & Impermanence

  A self-inulgent sorrow selfie. Embarrassing but true* I used to wrap myself up in nostalgia. Not happy nostalgia, like “Remember when we all wore acid-washed jeans,” but more like… hm, deep grey clouds of melancholy nostalgia. I was secretly proud of my ability to nurse a bittersweet memory. I made regret an art form,Continue reading “Indulging & Impermanence”

Summer Solstice- Inspiration (Poem)

Posted this morning by Shiva Rea on Facebook- I loved its spirit and the promise, and will let it inspire me this summer. Enjoy: I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me,Continue reading “Summer Solstice- Inspiration (Poem)”

Courage

Back from retreat and right into new duties as studio manager for geoYoga– on top of some other big changes. Things can be pretty scary sometimes, can’t they? However: I am encouraged by my students and friends, those I meet on the path, to be strong, to remember that all things are temporary, and thatContinue reading “Courage”

The Lion’s Roar! (In Which The Author Abandons Hope and Allows The Present Moment)

I have abandoned hope. Not to worry- I’m not despairing, and I’m not like, “giving up on life,” or anything like that. It’s just this: I’m forsaking hope, and its cousin, fear, and its nerdy cousin, obsessive planning (he wears a pocket protector, I think). You’re shaking your head. What’s wrong with hope? Don’t we wantContinue reading “The Lion’s Roar! (In Which The Author Abandons Hope and Allows The Present Moment)”

Poem: Your Other Name by Tara Sophia Mohr

In keeping with the Halloween theme, this poem is inspiring me today. {With thanks to the author, Tara Sophia Mohr, and to Elena Brower, who so often inspires me in her classes with poems like this one.} Your Other Name  If your life doesn’t often make you feel like a cauldron of swirling light – IfContinue reading “Poem: Your Other Name by Tara Sophia Mohr”

Poem: “Beannacht (Blessing)” by John O’Donohue

This week, just a little poem to share with you. It may be helpful to know that a “currach” is a type of Irish boat. The author (since deceased) wrote these lines for his mother. You can find more information on O’Donohue’s life and work at http://www.johnodonohue.com. Beannacht – For Josie On the day when TheContinue reading “Poem: “Beannacht (Blessing)” by John O’Donohue”

Yoga Poem: “Now I Become Myself” by May Sarton

Part of the pleasure of being a teacher is getting to share concepts, readings, bits and pieces of essays and poetry that echo something I feel in my soul. I ran across this poem recently and have been inspired to share it with some classes.  Although I don’t know that the author considered herself aContinue reading “Yoga Poem: “Now I Become Myself” by May Sarton”