Thursday, October 29, 2009


happens when you come up to something and then back away from it.

Within your person, resistance can happen when you come up to a sensation and your body/mind changes the subject. It happens in a snap.

Then what happens after the snap!?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

where your spine begins

Your spine doesn't begin in the back of your head.
It begins the very center. *

Close your eyes and mentally map where your spine begins.
Does knowing it's location change how you hold your head?

I find this so fascinating!

*for those of you reading this on my website, see the image on my blog!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The key to happiness as quoted from the Buddha

"Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness."

Its cool. I'm cool. We are cool..., :)

Or as my friends and I used to chant in middle school,
"I wanna, I wanna, I wanna be a buddha!"
Though of course we really had no idea yet what it was we were aspiring to.


How should it be taught?

"In the spirit of a grand tea party!" was how Alexander answered when asked how his technique should be taught.

My teacher Chloe recounted this story, and now I tell you.

Learning in a forced environment can only scare a person away from performing at his or her best. While a tea party environment encourages relaxation and effortless being!

Joy creates many more wonders, and besides, its just so much more fun!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Yoga in the News 10/06

Check this out!

Yoga for dowager’s bump

it works!, yes it does. If you practice, a lot.

Lovely students

I just received the nicest email from Carolyn. She is doing a challenge to get fit with 3 friends and using the LRY video to yogify herself.
She has lots of energy and excitement for the practice, so if you need a little inspiration/infusion, look at her blog!
Her words make me really happy. Making the videos was a lot of work. And then I sent them off into the world like baby birds.
Knowing that they are flying about, and finding good homes is really quite wonderful.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

settling in

A favorite professor of mine said that one should never feel badly about taking the time to go through piles.
Or moving those piles from one side of the desk to the other.
He said that those little things may seem like procrastination, but are actually our way of figuring out where we are in relation to the world around us.

In yoga we take a lot of time moving a foot forward, and then back, and then over to the side.
All just on one little mat.
And in the end we figure something out about where we are in relation to the world around us.
Its all the same!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

yoga of housework?

I'm thinking/hoping that washing dishes, sweeping, and organizing can be a yoga practice in and of itself. I keep reminding myself that cleaning is movement in action; an opportunity to do without rushing or stressing.
I still feel stuck beneath a mountain of boxes these days, and each time I get to the top, I fall back to the bottom again.
Its definitely good for staying humble.