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Let tapas burn and let go

This has been a year of intense fire for me, as it has been for several of my friends, students and colleagues. When the tapas burn so hot that I think I may burn up along with all the impurities, … Continue reading

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Making a difference

Attending a talk by the always inspirational, Jack Kornfield last week at Spirit Rock presented the serendipitous good luck to run into friends I had not seen in a long while. Sitting together with them taking in Jack’s message that … Continue reading

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Angels Among Us

As I enjoyed my habit of coffee house cappuccino imbibing, I caught snippets of conversations from other people’s lives, stories that involve doubt, sadness, joy, betrayal, disappointment, worry and realized again that we are fragile, we are human, we are … Continue reading

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Transcendence of Bioluminescence

Last night can only be called magical. Tomales Bay was still, calm and warm (a once a decade occurrence) with the water like glass. I chose to go kayaking last night just by pure chance and so fortunate to have … Continue reading

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Musings on Aging and Yoga–the Importance of our Elder role models

Teaching my weekly Tuesday class, I was reminded of the sweetness of yoga at any age. Barbara, 82, who never misses a class, was next to my new student Hallie, 22—learning, exploring, enjoying the benefits of practice. Age in many … Continue reading

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Yoga for Healthy Aging

Inspired by some of the yoga community’s senior teachers — their wisdom, longevity, vitality….I delved into the history of some of these teachers who have been sharing their wisdom for decades. The result was an article on Healthy Aging that … Continue reading

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The Yoga of Poetry

Sometimes poetry is our yoga. How I love John O’Donohue’s and Mary Oliver’s poetry: For Beauty by John O’Donohue As stillness in stone to silence is wed, May solitude foster your truth in word. As a river flows in ideal … Continue reading

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