Men Who Want to F Themselves

In a time of reckoning and revolution, I find myself at peace. Earlier, I made a video with the “unpopular social opinion” that I love men. All men. Tuesday night’s Men’s Yoga (women welcome) class is growing. These guys come week after week with open hearts and minds, seeking safe space for their expansion and … Continue reading Men Who Want to F Themselves

Surrendering to God

What does it say that when I decide to teach Ishvara Pranhidana, surrender to God, that I rub up against a deeply angry feeling of abandonment . . . and a lusty longing for passion? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-tW0CkvdDI Songs run through my playlist without the worshipping lull of glory, but with electric guitars, heavy riffs, and wailing … Continue reading Surrendering to God

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

Consciousness Cleanse

In order to purify and elevate my consciousness, equipping me to journey more deeply inside myself, I am about to embark on 49 days - 7 weeks - of: absolutely no Caffeine, Alcohol, Processed Sugar, or Dairy, vastly limited screen time, a whole lot of Yoga, Meditation, Writing, Mindfulness, Nature, and Family, plus Whole foods and Blue-green … Continue reading Consciousness Cleanse

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