I started yoga in early 2004, and have maintained a daily practice since then. It has expanded to include breath work, meditation and hatha yoga, as well as a continuing exploration of how these practices affect my spiritual, emotional and intellectual well being. Since January, I have been taking an year-long on-line course entitled “Can Yoga Really Change My Life?” I consider Kelly McGonigal, my yoga mentor because I can ask her all the dumb questions that I never dare ask in class.
The longer articles that I link to here started as longer reflections that started in the class forum as I explored what yoga has meant to me. But these are continuing essays in understanding the bigger challenges of the practice and my life.
- Transformation: The ultimate goal is self-realization.
- A Confession: “Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind,” wrote Patanjali centuries ago. I try to put in my own words what twists the mind can put you through.
- An encounter with the divine: Namaste
- What my body has taught me: 16 months: the task of coming to terms with my own body