Monday, December 28, 2009

light on life

I just started (again) to read Mr. Iyengar's book Light on Life.
It's good! I highly recommend it, though I should admit I'm only on page 16.
But what a page it is ~
I especially like this sentence:

"Asana [yoga postures] bestows the firmness to live with equanimity in the vicissitudes of the world's hurly burly."

He's got passion and is very to the point, a lighthouse in the storm of hurly burly!

Monday, December 21, 2009

teacher please!

Does a person need to have a great teacher to become a great teacher?
I'm in the market, myself.
I'm calling out to the world, "looking for a great teacher!"

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I went to see the Alvin Ailey dance company perform last night.

It was amazing to watch the dancer's bodies defy the notion of what bodies are supposed to be able to do.

It also felt odd to be sitting still and watching such defiance, such movement. The audience and the dancers were experiencing the two opposite sides of an enormous spectrum.

I think its important to remember that we are the whole spectrum (that is what the yogic sages would say!) , and we happen to be where we are inside of it, i.e. sitting, leaping, spinning.

Not that I am able kick my leg up to my ear, right now, on this rainy Sunday afternoon. But it is in the realm of possibility, with a little practice...