(This is an older post) As a yoga teacher, the hardest and most terrifying class for me to teach is the first day of Beginner Yoga. The students walk in pale, fat, worried, neurotic, clutching their little bottles of Dasani like they’re some totemic objects that will protect them from weird, patchouli smelling Hindu spirits, … Continue reading The Spirituality of Whimsicality
I designed my summer this year. Made a plan, carried it out, and it worked! Summer slowed down and I saw every moment of it.
Today's Photo-A-Day theme is: FUN. And so far this has been the hardest theme, philosophically, for me to wrap my brain around. I have been trying to figure out the difference between things that are "fun" and things that are just "enjoyable" or "pleasurable." Laying around all afternoon reading and making notes in the margins … Continue reading The Difference between Fun and Pleasure
The balls are strangely okay this time around. I can't figure out what is making this session of Yoga on the Ball different from the last time I taught it, when I vowed never to teach it again. Yoga on the Ball never felt like "yoga" to me; it felt gimmicky, more "yogic" than "yoga." … Continue reading Yoga on the Ball
The other day I posted on Facebook that I was compiling my summer reading list and asked all my FB friends for one "must read" recommendation. I asked because I've been in a book rut. I read the same kinds of books all the time: new age, spiritual classics, non-fiction, with the occasional novel thrown … Continue reading Fun Ruts
Here's the motto I try to live by: "If it's not fun, it's not done." Now, I know that everything is not "fun," but the challenge is to see if you can find a way to make something that's inherently dreary, or hard, or painful or boring, fun. This can really challenge your imagination at … Continue reading Day 21: If It’s Not Fun…
I have decided to give my training regimen a focus, some goal event that I will train toward. My man “Timbo”(as he likes to be called), trains for marathons and triathalons. But I have no interest in “running” –either as a sport or a training activity. I used to run 10Ks back in the day, … Continue reading What’s New