yoga

the temple of tadasana

May 25, 2010
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       Today the yoga pose of Tadasana is my altared space. I love the power to simply stand erect, toes forward, knees and hips aligned, shoulders placed on my back, ribs and belly hugging toward my spine. When I began yoga, the power of this pose escaped me. I just stood there, schlumpadinka style.        […]

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yoga: the fire in my thighs and the cooling boundary of compassion

April 26, 2010
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       Recently I set fire to my property. I also burned some things up in a fiery yoga class taught by Cate Stillman. She said the heat of yoga would burn up the gunk I had in my body just as completely as the fire I’d lit to my fields.          This offered me […]

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breathing grace

April 12, 2010
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       Breath is the food of yoga. It is the foundation upon which everything else is built. The breath is where I return when I arise, am lost, tired or ready to celebrate. It is a first altared space.        I think about the tree in my front yard. It’s a big willow and her […]

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inhaling pain carves canyons for happiness to fill

January 14, 2010
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       Demi Garner curls herself around her husband, careful about touching his skin which aches with scleroderma. It is not a gentle disease and it has peeled away layers of Tom Garner. What remains now, at the end, is his ability to breathe. Even that must be assisted by a full face mask rather than […]

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finding enough in the ether, my sacrum and the moments after my daughter was born

January 11, 2010
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       When my daughter was born I had the feeling of ether. Life became surreal and all I was capable of doing was staring and Loving. Good friends had given us giant white lilies and I spent hours laying her, naked, in a circle of these big blossoms atop a black blanket, simply staring at […]

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