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Yoga, Food and the Urge to Be Light

Anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder that involves the rejection of food, is common in yoga, dance, and athletic communities, especially among women. In the yoga circles in which I travel, I often witness signs of eating disorders, and many women …

Easter at Christ in the Desert

We spent Easter Sunday in the high sandstone desert, an hour north of Santa Fe. The landscape of Abiquiu, New Mexico is spectacular. It is the country where Georgia O’ Keeffe spent many inspired hours at the canvas. We drove …

Tias with Richard Freeman at Hanuman Festival

Saturday at the Hanuman Festival, this past week-end in Boulder, I was teaching a class entitled the Subtle Body outside in the tent by the river. A Colorado afternoon lightening storm swept over head 20 minutes into the class and …

The Gut and Intuition

In Taoist practices the source for all things is sometimes identified as the Original Dark, and the gut suggests this darkness, the underworld below the mantle of the diaphragm. It is a realm that includes the inscrutable, that which is …

Brain Meditation

Begin sitting comfortably and follow a slow breath for 5 minutes. Then bring your awareness to fluid tides within your skull and brain. See if you can gain a sense of the slight expansion and contraction of your cranial bones …

Insight Comes Slowly

Emily Dickinson The truth must dazzle gradually or all the world would be blind. Our process of gaining real insight comes so slowly. There is no way to force it, for that would be like “overexposure” of a photograph. We …

Time on the Cape

After a week in Boston it is marvelous to have time on Cape Cod. it is sometimes dreary, yet even the grey feels nourishing. The light on the water, the spring winds on the dunes and the budding oak and …