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  • you can’t unsay or undo something…

    It’s the things you least expect that creep up on you and bite you in the ass. We all have our glitches, those blind spots in our psyche and our spirit. They…
  • Autopsy- to see for yourself

    The beginning of this year found me in Arizona studying anatomy on fresh cadavers. Yeah. That got your attention. While I was going to school, Caroline was going to stay home and…
  • Barn’s burnt down…

    The translation of the word asana as “posture” or “pose” seems lacking in that yoga is about relationship not positioning. When you are in relationship to something, you are movable and adjust…
  • to our teachers…

    I had never really wanted to teach. Does that surprise you? When I was a horseback rider, I never wanted to teach. Though I had to at times. I lacked the patience.…
  • God/Sex/Yoga

    https://soundcloud.com/monkimiles/conversations-off-the-mat It makes it sound way more badass than it is... well, wait, it's pretty badass. I'm switching it up a bit this month and instead of writing a dharma blog, I'd…
  • when the soul lies in the grass…

    all thoughts will pass… all thoughts will pass… ~ says the poet Rumi When things get crazy, I get calm. When things get calm, I get crazy. At least it feels that…
  • the real bhakti bomb

    This one’s for you harmonium huggers (I’m including myself and those of you who like to sing in that). I bought my very first harmonium in the holy city of Vrindavan on…

  • is our empathy in atrophy?

    I was in Maine this past month studying with the amazing Tom Myers who is a manual therapist, anatomy expert and awesome innovator and dreamer. In our work, he was talking about…
  • just because I believe it doesn’t mean it’s true…

    I just finished teaching my very own first Teacher Training. It was an amazing, and overwhelmingly rewarding experience. One of my students gifted me a Hanuman statue. I was so touched and…
  • redefining success to create space…

    First of all, let me say that last month’s post on simplicity seemed to cause quite a stir. My favorite part is that you held me accountable for what I wrote. After…