My teacher, Lee Albert, creator of Integrated Positional Therapy, is now on DVD! Lee filmed Survival Guide for Pain-Free Living with PBS Yoga host Peggy Cappy. You can now order their series on DVD & support PBS with your purchase.
I love people who bring in the mail and feed the hamster because it’s really only 15 minutes out of their day. I want to be among those who say yes with real boundaries. Say no when needed. The people I love the best buy bread – his choice – for the man begging outside […]
Can’t make it to class this week? Looking to review a specific exercise? Want to bring these tools into everyday life? Thanks to the great folks at Mass Appeal on Channel 22, I’ve got a library of clips demonstrating simple stretches we can use in everyday life.
In January’s cold snap, I tackled the distasteful (to me) task of re-joining the gym. I much prefer to exercise outside, but it was too damn cold. So packed the old gym bag, charged the tiny music player, and got back on the rowing machine. Wow, did that feel good! My muscles loved the movement. […]
“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” — Rainer Maria Rilke
My Reiki Master Teaching apprenticeship is almost complete! I’ve observed & assisted every class level. I’ve submitted progress notes for dozens of healing sessions. I’ve washed the dishes after workshops (not a requirement, but it seemed an appropriately apprentice-like task. Today I began my classroom training. I remain in awe of my teachers at Sanctuary […]
There are no new ideas. Leonard Cohen intones, “There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Rumi penned something similar in 13th century Persia. Plagiarism? Or homage? Wikipedia might reveal. Sit crisscross applesauce. We don’t call it Indian style anymore. Was the original term referencing Hindu mystics rather than Native Americans? Have […]
I said: What about my eyes? He said: Keep them on the road. I said: What about my passion? He said: Keep it burning. I said: What about my heart? He said: Tell me what you hold inside it? I said: Pain and sorrow. He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where […]
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.” Strive toward Freedom, 1958 “There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover […]
Time flies – my boy is nine. As a toddler, he loved to defy gravity. Now, he dreams of inventing a zero gravity spaceship to travel through a black hole. Limits and possibilities, in this month’s Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Look for me on the first Monday of each month […]