A Pose by Another Name

A Pose by Another Name

I received a question this week from a woman who is currently taking Pranakriya’s 200-hour yoga teacher training with me: What do we call the pose in the second photo? It is considered ardha chandrasana/half moon in many yoga classes. They are so different (in...

The Olympic Meditation

The Olympic Meditation Have your ever considered an olympic meditation, where all humans can focus on the same thing at the same time? When I opened my blog to write something about my recent Thailand Trip, I saw a blog entry that I wrote in 2016 during the days after...
A Place in the Family of Things

A Place in the Family of Things

A Place in the Family of Things At the moment, I’m thinking about how I fit, and really how all humans fit into the Family of Things. This past weekend, I taught a Hands-on Assisting course in Branford, CT at Ravens Wing Yoga, and my message for the weekend...
“Start Again.”

“Start Again.”

While guiding a meditation technique called Anapana, the famous  Vipassana instructor S.N. Goenka teaches that when the mind wanders, when we have lost the technique, then we need to “start again.”  “Start again.”  At many moments in my life,...
Shavasana

Shavasana

In 1989 during my first semester at Humboldt State University, I made a conscious yet random decision to sign up for a yoga series. In these pre-Manduka and Gaiam days, my first teacher, Lorna Brown, encouraged us to spread out a towel or blanket on the carpet when we...