We are what we repeatedly do.

We are what we repeatedly do.

Overheard this week during the warm-up for small group; “I wonder if doing a yoga intensive would help with my mobility.” (Thanks for the blog fodder, KZ.) Short answer; nope. * (Unless it made you fall in love with “mobility work” and you...
Go outside.

Go outside.

We spent the afternoon at a county park last weekend. It was cold, and a bit breezy, and the sky was cloudless and that amazing blue we wish we could turn into a paint color.  There weren’t many people there. Perhaps the near-freezing temperature kept them away....
Learning to surf and response ability.

Learning to surf and response ability.

“Close your eyes. And feel the weight of your body, resting against your seat. See if you can let it quickly resolve itself into a cloud of sensation. Forget about the parts of your body. Don’t notice hands or feet. Or shoulders. Or your back....
Learning to surf and response ability.

Practice makes progress.

Over the last few years and until recently, I’d only dabbled with meditation. Seems it’s one of those things that consistently shows up on lists; of the habits of highly successful people, lists of habits to improve your quality of life, lists of things...
Landing

Landing

This entire event has been disorienting. I even had difficulty describing to myself what I am feeling. I told a friend I felt upside down.   I suppose that’s the most accurate. I’ve not been literally upside down much in my life but when I have I remember...
Grace and gratitude

Grace and gratitude

“Grace and gratitude. Forward from here.” The poet Mary Oliver died last week. I knew of her, but didn’t know her well. I have given her books as gifts. I have some of her words framed and hanging on the wall of my studio. I knew she lived much of...