Have you ever been to Sedona Arizona? One of my favorite parts about being there is the way the red rocks feel. I’d like to invite you to join me for a free practice that gives you a taste of what that’s like—even at a distance.
The sequence we’ll do is super short and only includes a few poses: corpse pose, mountain pose, and a brief opportunity to try tree pose. Most of you are already pretty familiar with these postures, but we’ll approach them differently by focusing on the earth element and specific activations of the feet and legs to help you cultivate steadiness and stability.
We’ll pay attention to thoughts and sensations and breathe as wide and deep as canyons. Maybe afterward you’ll see why I just can’t seem to stay away from this mysterious place. Or maybe you’ve already been and you also feel the call return. Speaking of which, I have a little story to share about my last visit . . .
In 2020, I was...
Liminality speaks to the times of transition, the space between. It could be transitions of day, the season, a job, or the space between who we are now and who we are becoming.
I first fell in love with liminality in the early mornings at the retreat center that I worked for and lived at. In the mornings before dawn, many people gathered for meditation and prayer. Everyone respected the silence of those mornings and we would walk through shadowy halls to get our morning tea then head to the meditation hall to chant and ‘sit’. I got to know everyone’s profiles, their shadowy outlines. This represented to me the shadow self that we are learning to integrate through bringing the conscious attention of practice to the liminal spaces of our life.
This ritual of the liminal happened at the transition of the day, every day, and it became the stabilizing force in my life for a time and now my love affair with the liminal continues on. It takes the shape of simple...
When you traverse any area for the first time, it is wise to get a trusted guide. This way, you can quickly and easily become aware of all the things you could not have known about that will create difficulty. Someone to share your experience with and help you navigate what can only be known through experience.
So it is with the path of yoga, you need a guide. Someone who has walked the path before and has studied the lay of the land and developed their own way of practicing that they can share with you.
It is my goal to offer my experience through this blog as a guide to learning more about what it is like aim your life towards fulfillment and ease, which are at the heart of a yoga practice.
In my life, I have been drawn to study wisdom traditions in an immersive way. Initially what drew me to yoga practice was that it met me physically. It was at a time and place where I needed to relearn how to exist in my body after years and years of pounding on basketball courts and demanding...
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