It’s National Poetry Month. The O in POEM is for Outside. This week, get outside. Feel the grass under your feet. Or mud, sand, or stone. Gaze up at the sky. Let yourself be spacious. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Play along and share what you […]
The thaw has come. And with it – snaking across the brown-yellow-green mud field that passes for a front lawn – mole hills. Waiting for the school bus this morning, I saw a new set and wondered, is there something to do about this? It’d be fun to stomp them – the organic version of […]
T.S. Eliot famously wrote “April is the cruelest month.” He did not live through this February in Massachusetts. Storm after storm brought sub-zero temps and snow measured in feet, not inches. School closings and delays, shoveling the roof and tending a sick kiddo, keeping the bird feeder full….canceled classes, rescheduled sessions, and MIA blog time. How […]
One thing I miss about living in the city is how I used to walk everywhere. I didn’t have to plan to “go for a walk”. I just walked. I love my friend and colleague Kathy’s approach to explorative walking. Honored to be walking on this journey together and to share her words with you.
Some issues you fix. Others need re-solving every day. Resolutions for the new year in this month’s column Off the Mat: Reflections on the Practice of Parenting. Look for me the first Monday of each month, sharing more about how yoga influences my parenting and vice versa.
This week, clasp your hands behind your back instead of folding them across your chest. Crossed arms defend, protect, separate. Crossed arms round our bodies, collapsing chest and heart. Clasping hands behind opens chest and heart. Lifts your head, relaxes your shoulders. Try this while standing. While walking. Notice the habit. Notice the change. Weekly Practice offers […]
Go outside this week. It’s darker, I know, for those of us who practice daylight savings time. Don’t let the dark stop you. Bundle up and go out anyway. Resist the ingrained messages that man-made inside is better. Open to ground and sky. Weekly Practice offers simple ideas for nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. […]