The Call of Something Holy

22 Dec 2010

I used to love Christmas.  I still remember the incredible excitment that used to reverberate in me as a child.  I loved the Christmas shows, the food, the gatherings, the music and the toys.  It was a unique time of year when I saw words such as “Joy to the World” and “Peace on Earth” splashed across walls and greeting cards.  But, as I grew older I began to notice a profound contradiction in what Christmas was said to be about and what really took place over the holiday season.  People really didn’t seem any more joyous, in fact, they seemed rushed and preoccupied.  I didn’t feel a greater sense of peace, but rather a.

Staying Connected in the Holiday Season

12 Dec 2010

The following is an article I wrote for the Yoga Association of Alberta’s newsletter – published December 2010. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— There’s nothing like the holiday season to remind us that our practice is essential.  This year, let all you’ve learned from yoga help you remain connected to yourself amidst the beauty and occasional madness of the season. Connect To the Aliveness Within – When the demands of the season begin to scatter your energy and wear you down let the life in your body call you home.  Tune into the direct perception of sensation and let the texture of the season help you – no matter where you are.  If you find yourself.

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07 Dec 2010

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Living Compassion – One forward bend at a time.

03 Dec 2010

In my last post I introduced the process of learning how to embody wisdom.  In this post I will offer you one way to approach compassion through yoga and enact it as a living virtue in your practice or life. I find myself in a standing forward bend.  Today, it feels like it’s the first one I’ve done in a long time and my whole body is talking.  My hamstrings feel like over-wound guitar strings and my upper body feels tense and suspended over my legs like a marionette just waking up.  My breath feels constricted, like I’m wearing a girdle and despite having two feet planted on the floor I feel a little wobbly.   But,.

Embodying the Philosophy of Yoga

25 Nov 2010

This is truly my favorite topic of yoga.  With the extensive wisdom that is available to us from yoga and other traditions around the world how do we go about not just knowing this wisdom intellectually but living it?  What I love about yoga the very most is that it is not about thinking, or figuring something out but being in the world.  On the mat, wisdom that is known in the mind can be enacted in the body.  My challenge to the yoga world, practitioners and teachers alike, is to ask ourselves what it means not just to pay lip service to concepts like compassion, balance, flow or grounding but to find ways to.

Seabury Hall Performing Arts will present the Maui premiere of Act

21 Nov 2010

Seabury Hall Performing Arts will present the Maui premiere of Act: A Divine Musical by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner, lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken. David Ward and Molly Schad will direct the play based on the Whoopi Goldberg film. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. Cheap Jerseys china Ritchie’s new film owes as much to Fleming as it does to Napoleon Solo, cheap jerseys and it has the look of Goldfinger era Bond. As Solo, Henry Cavill seems more like Sean Connery than did Robert Vaughn in the TV series. His suits could have been taken straight out of Connery’s early Bond period wardrobe. Cheap Jerseys china Cheap.

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17 Nov 2010

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We Must Become The Sun

16 Nov 2010

Can you enter your inner landscape the way that sunlight enters a garden? A garden is a dynamic, living system.  Within it resides plants and grasses of endless varieties, rocks and soil, insects and weeds.   None of these elements are more valuable to mother nature than the other.  So often, in our own inner garden, we wish to eradicate, fix, change, redecorate, renovate and throw out more things that we are willing to appreciate just as they are.  We label anger as a noxious weed, happiness as a rare and coveted flower, that niggling ache in our back an invasive cockroach.  We spend more energy trying to make the garden conform to some idea of how.

Be Affected By Your Breath

08 Nov 2010

I like to think that some of the things that I’ve discovered in my yoga journey may resonate or be helpful to others.  The following is an inquiry into the breath that can be engaged in your practice as a way to connect to this vital force and to approach your practice from a different perspective.  Much of it can be experimented with even if you don’t do yoga – either way, let me know if it helps, hinders or inspires! Become Aware – the breath is affected by and affects every layer of our being.  When we labor in physical activity it changes accordingly, when we are sad, mad, glad or afraid there is.

Halloween and the Shadow

29 Oct 2010

“The evil of our time is the loss of consciousness of evil.” – Krishnamurti I have to admit, Halloween is one of my favorite “holidays”.  And by the way that people adorn their homes with Halloween paraphernalia I don’t think I’m alone.  It is one time in the year that we get to openly recognize the dark side of human nature.  Not that all things Halloween are ghoulish, there are plenty of ducks and princesses running around.  But it is a time when we get to be something “other” than what we are from day to day.  We get to be something evil, fantastical, ridiculous or odd without social convention.