I got a desk and it's changed my life. Honestly.   What could possibly be so exciting about a desk? I have been without desk for many years now and finally found the right one on Craigslist and I feel like a different person. Sitting at my desk...

Religion? Spirituality?Are you a religious person? What about a spiritual person? Not much of either? Do you see much of a difference between being religious and being spiritual?  If you had asked me back when I started teaching yoga, I would have said I was not...

As I was watching the constantly changing shape of waves and weather at the central Oregon coast this past weekend, the word "form" popped into my head. As in: taking form, the form of things.  The obvious: forms in yogaWe play with form a lot when...

What is permission anyway?What do you think when I say the word "permission"? Do you think of a certain person giving permission to you, or permission you would give to other people?  Maybe it's an age-based thing: older people give permission to younger people; or a...

In touch with your feelings?Do you feel more "in touch with" feelings that are challenging in nature or those that are easier? If there was a spectrum from sorrow to joy, do you feel more aware of one end or the other?  Personally I've always felt...

DistractionsI wonder how many things are going on around you at this very moment? How focused is your attention on reading these words?Do you feel like you really have the time to be doing this, or perhaps there are a line of impatient thoughts waiting...

ConfessionsI have a confession to make. I've been neglecting my yoga asana practice the last couple months. I have a dozen excuses but the truth is, I haven't set the time aside to get into it.I know this is purposeful on my part, because I think about...

Milestone moments passing us byDo you ever reach a milestone moment in your life and walk past it like nothing's happened? Or maybe you're the type to celebrate. I'm the former with an intention to do more of the latter. That is to say, I'd...

First, a series of questionsDo you have a morning routine? Don't be so quick to say no if you don't have an elaborate ritual you move through each and every day. Chances are you brush your teeth and feed your dog, or look at the...