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

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

One Girl, Seven Loves

I have been blessed by many loves.  I’ve heard that we get Three Great Loves; I have had Seven.  Not seven lovers (that number is my special secret) – no, seven True, Real, Capital-L, Loves. “Yoga for Closure,” my workshop on letting go of past relationships, is quickly approaching.  In preparing for it, as in … Continue reading One Girl, Seven Loves

“A Yummy Surprise” – Trigger Warning

A new toddler book arrived in the mail yesterday.  And, unlike this post, it did not come with a trigger warning. One day, I want to be the kind of person who is free of any attachment to past trauma.  It would be lovely, in fact, to one day abandon all memories of my childhood … Continue reading “A Yummy Surprise” – Trigger Warning

The Very Magical 8-Limbs of Yoga

Yoga is a practice that exists both on and off a mat; alone, in community, and with teacher; physically, with the body, and on every psychic, energetic, and emotional level.  Yoga is vast – in history, teachings, and experiences.  Just like the ancient history of magic, yoga is entwined with sages, prophets, the gods, great … Continue reading The Very Magical 8-Limbs of Yoga

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

Reiki One Attunement

During an intense weekend of yoga teacher training, I was given the Reiki I attunement, activating my ability to channel “universal life energy” in the specific way passed on through the lineage of Reiki teachers.  What follows is an excerpt describing the experience. Reiki energy was flowing and present all day long, becoming more palpable … Continue reading Reiki One Attunement

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