This past month I’ve noticed a fair amount of discussion of “shows of strength”, from politics (“North Korean Missile Launch Fails, and a Show of Strength Fizzles”) to fitness (#bicepswinraces.) It’s got me thinking about strength, specially the Sanskrit word vīrya. Of course it only takes a few moments of holding a warrior 2 pose to convince anyone […]
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Not long ago a whole group of kids were playing after school in the neighborhood park. All of sudden, two kids came tearing out of the wooded area at top speed, screaming their heads off. “A snake! A snake! A SNAKE!” Predictably, my two boys – Jack and Will – immediately dashed up the hill in […]
Not too long ago, Sadie, my 3-year old asked me for a drink. When I gave her the cup, she threw the most epic tantrum to ever be thrown. She stomped and shouted: “I can NOT drink from a green cup!” I rolled my eyes and nearly lost my temper but we worked it out […]
During recovery from surgery, a student of mine asked her doctor when she would be able to return to her asana practice, adding, “I love yoga!” Her doctor simply replied, “Does yoga love you?” It’s a question worth asking. How many times have you come to your mat as a way to “fix” something that’s […]
Many years ago, I went to a yoga class when I was on a vacation in South Carolina and the teacher kept saying things like, “this pose isn’t for you; it’s for someone else” and “give away this pose”. Every time she would say things like that, I would bristle. What do you mean, this […]