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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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Love at all ages….

While most will know Bonnie Raitt as a talented musician, songstress, composer and multiple award winning artist, she is also a keen yogini and has been known to pop into  yoga classes in Northern California….But I’m noting her here not … Continue reading

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Tao Porchon Lynch–still going strong at 95

Imagine doing and teaching yoga for over 70 years and still being vital strong and gracious….. “Don’t procrastinate,” she advises. “If you want to do something, remember that one minute after midnight, it’s already today.” Check out this lovely interview … 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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So Important to Honor joints

Thank you Charlotte Bell for this article. I regularly encourage my flexible students to practice “containment;” they don’t need to become more flexible for all the reasons you cite….http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/09/yogis-be-careful-with-your-joints-charlotte-bell/ And, for older yogis, strength and balance are the key. Sure … 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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