Music is Yoga, too

Yoga is more than movement.  Yoga is meditation.  It’s withdrawal of the senses and extreme focus to achieve profound meditative experiences, and it’s connection with self and everything, and it’s breath and groundedness and journeying . . . So, yeah.  Yoga is music.  The sixth limb of yoga is Dharana, or extreme concentration and single-minded … Continue reading Music is Yoga, too

Diving into Darkness

I came up through the mud, baptized in fire and blood.  I’ve been beaten and bruised, homeless and hungry, addicted and depraved.  I’ve been abandoned, neglected, blamed, and drained. When I broke free of imposed circumstances, I proceeded to recreate a hell for myself – and it was a dark, hard escape.  Like the lotus, … Continue reading Diving into Darkness

How to Yoga Nidra in 10 Easy Steps

Yoga Nidra is a very cool practice that progressively visits the 5 Koshas – or, layers of the Self - beginning with the body, then energy and breath, followed by thoughts and emotions, into our wisdom, all the way to joyfulness. As I said in yesterday’s post on the same topic, the practice of journeying in … Continue reading How to Yoga Nidra in 10 Easy Steps

After Writing Nidra

“Still blissed out from yesterday,” she said.  “It was amazing!” High praise from someone who experienced my – yes, my original – Yoga Nidra yesterday.  The Yoga Nidra script that nearly defeated me.  The Yoga Nidra script I spent ten hours researching, writing, and editing.  From over an hour long down to twenty minutes, I … Continue reading After Writing Nidra

Writing Yoga Nidra

Writing a Yoga Nidra script has been extremely challenging.  The internet is surprisingly unhelpful.  I can listen to or buy recordings of Yoga Nidra to guide myself on a journey, or I can read aloud from one of the books . . . but if I want to write my own? I’m on my own. … Continue reading Writing Yoga Nidra

7 Ways to (Actually) Send Light & Love

Times like these inspire movement in the core of our being.  Stillness is no longer an option; even if we are "frozen in the headlights," our hearts keep a frantic beat.  Evidence of souls and societies thrashing through the raging current is posted everywhere we look.  Motion - movement - the urgent need to DO … Continue reading 7 Ways to (Actually) Send Light & Love