In the last five hundred and twenty days I've been burrowing inside myself, keeping to myself, talking to red dots on cameras, learning video editing, building a website, cultivating relationships with screens.
I thought I would be better at this. I thought this was my dream. But these days I can’t seem to get any traction. My life feels floaty and ungrounded. I have things to do, and things I want to do, and things I ought to do, and things I have always wished I could … Continue reading Pandemic Diary: Day 49*
My streaks are starting to become hard and wearying. I am struggling with the yoga and I am struggling with what to write each week on the blog. The yoga is hard because of the time commitment and also because a lot of the practices are physically hard to do, and continue to be hard … Continue reading Slow Gardening
The Yoga Challenge is over and I just put out my May calendar. I have two days back-to-back off from teaching this month. I am reclaiming my old Wednesdays off, and Jessie is teaching Core Yoga on Thursdays for the month. Not only do I get to take a class (!!!!) but I'll get some … Continue reading My Definition of Gentle Yoga
Shortly after we got Stella, I had an epiphany watching some corgis on an Instagram account I follow called Alfuku. The owners of these corgis are Japanese, and naturally they talk to their corgis in Japanese. When I heard them interact with these dogs, I had no idea what they were saying. But these corgis … Continue reading The Yoga Of Dog Training
We just got a big dump of snow. Everyone’s buzzing. People here like snow. Especially since it’s only snowed once, back in November. Snow days, when the snow is actually falling, are slow days: soup, hot chocolate, movies, naps, games. But that’s only when the snow is actually falling. When the snow stops falling, and … Continue reading The Yoga Of Shoveling
On Monday I had an amazing yoga class. Here’s what happened. I started them in Mountain pose. There were about a dozen of them, a mix of men and women,— mostly people who’ve been practicing together for years. They know each other. They like each other. They’re yoga friends. I started them in Mountain … Continue reading Being a Yoga Teacher Is A Great Gig
I can’t seem to get any traction going. I can’t seem to get consistency on my big rocks. My scorecard this week: Writing 7/7, Meditation 5/7, Yoga 3/7. I blogged last week, so Blog 1/1 The writing is the easiest. The blogging is the hardest, but since the blogging is only once a week, I … Continue reading Struggling With Consistency
I'm a sucker for Advice-driven posts like this. I cannot resist, "3 Ways to Achieve Enlightenment in Your Lifetime," or "10 ways to Stop Cravings.". I bite every time. So here's my own "list post" giving myself the Yoga Teaching advice I need. Number 1. Don’t close your eyes when you teach. This is really … Continue reading 5 Ways To Be A Better Yoga Teacher
Today is the Summer Solstice and I have decided to do a summer Project: 94 day of Yoga. Here is the video I took after completing 108 Suns at the studio this evening.