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Stop Immobilizing Your Body and Life

Stop Immobilizing Your Body and Life

I often overhear yoga conversations, sometimes I jump in. A couple times recently I've heard people talking about what muscles they should engage to do this or that pose. "If I flex this or tighten that, I might be able to pull it off! Maybe I should take that tensing…
Thoughts on Competition and Getting Sucked into Proving

Thoughts on Competition and Getting Sucked into Proving

When you spend money on stuff to impress people that you have money, the store now has your money while your thing depreciates exponentially. I had coffee with a friend this week who is doing great things for people with health, wellness & personal growth. We caught up about family,…

You Are Enough

  Tara just got a note from a girl in Australia. She was told by some modeling agency she needed to be 2cm taller. I'm annoyed. I responded. The most important and useful thing is that you be really happy with what you've got. Everything you ever do will be…

The Power of Sensitivity and Belief

  Staying sensitive in the middle of all this life is a challenge. It's also an answer, to pretty much everything there is. When people enter a rigid and rules-driven environment - whether that's in a yoga studio, at work, or wherever - the usual response isn't to get sensitive.…
Pencils & Pies

Pencils & Pies

I've been reflecting a lot lately on working toward what I'd like to see in the world and the best ways to go about that. I've come up with a lot of ideas, some probably useful, some just random, but a few takeaways I'd love to share with you and…

Want Movability In Your Life? Put It In Your Yoga

  You can use yoga to make yourself less movable, or you can use it to make you more movable. Sometimes less movable is a good thing. Hurtling down a 50-degree angle snow slope toward a rather large drop, you want less movability. Right now! Ice axes can help. But…