Yoga imperative

We just started to learn the imperative in Sanskrit. Since our verbal paradigm is bhavati (to become) I felt on familiar ground with the forms bhavatu ('may he become')and bhavantu ('may they become') presented in the textbook. My teacher quoted to me from the Upanishads: Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah... And I thought of the mantra we use... Continue Reading →

Morning meditation

I have a slightly fragile morning meditation habit -- reignited thanks to daily TT routine which I've tried to continue with. This morning was threatened with derailment of a mundane kind -- Hubby being noisily up and about and an impending grocery delivery to the house to fit around... Not to mention me feeling tired and... Continue Reading →

Krishna love

"Where-ere-ere-ere is love? Does it fall from skies above? Is it underneath the willow tree That I've been dreaming of?" Today I feel as though I'm going to break out (most uncharacteristically, I must say! 🙂 ) into a Walt Disney tune! We've been exploring love and compassion in class a bit recently, using Krishna... Continue Reading →

Behind the words

I've been writing some thank yous this past week. Offering a few words to my TT teachers. Better late than never maybe, since TT was some weeks ago. But honestly I can't begin to capture what they offered and the new avenues they variously opened up for me. I certainly can't express the gratitude I have for their efforts... Continue Reading →

Teaching truths

My boss has been super-supportive since I finally fessed up to him that I'd completed yoga teacher training this summer. I'm on a bit of a satya (truth) jag at the moment. My habit is to keep my counsel, cards close to the chest, cautious testing of the waters. Now I'm trying to trust a... Continue Reading →

Ground control

Sometimes I get totally overwhelmed with backbends. I'm slowly learning not to, but rather to play the edge without tipping over the precipice completely -- but still... Recently in a crisis moment I've noticed what my body wants to do -- to sit up crossed legged with hands palm down on the mat in front... Continue Reading →

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