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On Turning 30

On Turning 30

I turned 30 five months ago. I am a person who cares about birthdays. Not celebrating them publicly, as in having parties, but reflecting on them privately. Birthdays for me are a time to take stock. I’m a little late, but I’m taking stock now. On my birthday I was three weeks shy of the …

Fresh and new: hot yoga, friends and ring tones

Fresh and new: hot yoga, friends and ring tones

Today’s yoga practice was one of those blissed out journeys through muscle and breath, full of boundless gratitude for having the space and the ability to just. practice. yoga. Quietly, in the back of the hot room, gentle smile in the mirror, and at peace. Anyone who has ever practiced yoga, held down a full …

Being well today

Being well today

Yoga today is about finding your foundation. This involves focusing on contact with the mat, those pieces of the body that are touching the earth (or the second floor studio floor, as the case may be). Work today is about staying with a task, and not indulging that twitch to switch tasks when you hit …

Listening to the Mind

Listening to the Mind

When I was a vocal student, I had this effervescent choral conductor who would say things like: I am so excited for the Spring Concert, I want it to be here today. But the preparation is such a delight that I’m being careful not to wish this time away. This woman loved what she did. …

Saying Yes to Progress

Saying Yes to Progress

The invitation on the mat tonight was this: Find the place of Yes. But how many of us are saying no, most of the time? Yesterday I hailed a cab to take me a $10 distance but it cost me $30 because traffic and tourism go crazy in Toronto in the summer.Turns out my driver …

Effort and the Art of Legacy

Effort and the Art of Legacy

Yoga today was all about alignment and fascial stretching. Stretching is better than a massage. I’m all blissed out. Today I read lots of interesting things but I forgot most of them. I’m reminded of Ani Difranco when she says: They say goldfish have no memory I guess their lives are just like mine And …

Following the Good for Clear Skin

Following the Good for Clear Skin

Today my yoga is taking a break from yoga. Union today means spending time with my mother and with my doctor – separately. And taking a more proactive approach to some problems that have been on my back for years – my old friends acne and eczema. In watching The Conjuring – mostly from behind …

Send Breath There

Send Breath There

I am trying to improve relations with my boss’s boss. I don’t know if that means showing him parts of me that he might like or staying out of his way or knocking his socks off or just being myself. I consistently and outrageously over-think it. Today at yoga we did a meditation – here …