Sweat Swap And A Stern Warning

After my work release yesterday a reader asked if health insurance covers an exercise physiologist. Well, yes and no. Mine did in the beginning (a year ago) for a physiologist who specializes in cardiac care and for a specific number of weeks. The general idea seems to be that you’re supposed to glean all the…

Message From The Mat–Simple, Sacred, Strong

Remember. The most powerful force on this planet — in the Universe — is energy. In as much as human beings are made of matter and made of energy, the most powerful force in the Universe is already within us. If you want to do something about it, use your energy. If you want to do…

30 Day Summons For The Rest Of Your Life

Around this time each year my inbox fills up with invitations to join a 30-day challenge starting Jan. 1st. Every cause out there seems to have a 30-day challenge poised to begin in 10 days and they all want me. I’m so flattered. So far I’ve agreed to one:  the Uber Frugal Month Challenge. So…

The Rockstar Ego–A Seven Day Tour

I’m on a seven-day yoga streak. With the exception of my year-long self-portrait project, most of my streaks are unintentional. I rarely undertake a streak for its own sake. I just look up from whatever I’m doing and realize I am several days into a streak without trying. This week I can’t seem to break…

In The Biblical Sense

Many moons ago I found a book on the Yoga Sutra in a used bookstore that someone had marked up like an old Bible. When I was growing up students of the Christian Bible wrote in their Bibles liberally—underlining texts, making notes, highlighting passages, etc. I watched many a church lady listen to sermons on…

280 Days of Tinas–Slow Yoga Recommend

Just popping in to deliver the Tinas today. Also, for those of you who liked my Slow Yoga series I stumbled across this slow practice with Noah Maze on YogaGlo. Fans of slow-poke yoga (long holds, deep concentration) should love it.   The Chef made fun of Oct. 1st. He called it Meditating Where The…

196 Days of Tinas–Our Lady of Sovereign Simplicity

Religion and politics. How will we ever convert them into something other than dirty words?  Tinas are not going to be integral to that effort, I’m sure. I’m not going to lie and say it didn’t feel a smidge irreverent to be taking Tinas this week while the maelstrom of dirty politics and dirty religion was/is…

The Slow Yoga Series, Vol. 6

Let’s call this one a heads up. All forms of yoga can induce tears of release. Any teacher, any venue, any style; we just never know when something is going break open during our practice. It’s nearly impossible to predict, which is good, because I think it’s better not to have a formula for such…

The Slow Yoga Series, Vol. 5

In my last post I told you to have fun. I gave you permission to play. I said make things up. I basically said break every rule you need to break to ditch the stale regurgitated bullshit that slowly bleeds all the relevance out of a thing once it goes mainstream. I still stand by all…

The Slow Yoga Series, Vol. 4

All of yoga is made-up. Yes. All of it. Someone made up the first pose, the first point of philosophy, the names we call it, the breathing techniques, all of it. It was all made up by people with zero experience. Yoga classes did not exist. People did what made sense for them. Yoga has…

The Slow Yoga Series, Vol. 3

Class after class I did what I was told. I sat on my mat and obeyed as my teacher demanded that I set an intention for the class before she would let the class begin. I thought it was important. I bought in. I even coached it myself a few times after I started teaching….

The Slow Yoga Series, Vol. 2

Attending a yoga class once a week is not a yoga practice. Attending yoga classes seven days a week is not a yoga practice. Yoga class, yoga workshop, yoga retreat; all wonderful but not a yoga practice. Yoga practice is a consistent regimen of you alone on your mat practicing what you learned in class….