Fear-setting is the new goal-setting. Made popular by Tim Ferriss, fear-setting is based on ideals of Stoic Philosophy and is essentially the practice of objective reasoning in the face of adversity. By being objective to our fears, potential for failure, and worst case scenarios, we make room for success. Or simply stated, "The impediment to… Continue reading And then what?
Client: "I'd really like to schedule a session with you. Is 11am your only open slot?" Practitioner: "Yeah, but it's booked for the next 3 weeks." Client: "Aw man, it sounds like something I really need." Practitioner: "Hmm, well, I could add a session on before. How 8:45am for you? Client: "Sure! Yeah, I can… Continue reading Currency: Time, money, and energy
200 hours seems like an absurd amount of time, doesn't it? In reality it takes 200 hours plus a lifetime to follow the journey of yoga. As I look through my Bodhi yoga manual, it strikes me just how much Yoga has become THE thread of my life. It is what holds me together. My interactions,… Continue reading Finishing 200 hours of YTT
Said a student of mine last night during study hall. My teens have a weekly assignment to reflect on one of the yamas or niyamas and how it manifested throughout their week. This particular student hadn't turned in one assignment which makes you figure they are just NOT interested in seeking more depth. I'm so… Continue reading “It’s sort of like philosophy.”
The first time I heard people soup was during a New Moon intention setting night with two women who get it. What a brilliant term: people soup. Lines bleed, ends meet and familiarity is mixed equally with discomfort. Bodhi Yin, or Restorative Partner Yoga, are where I most find myself in people soup. The progression… Continue reading People soup
Beginning my Bodhi Yoga journey, I was confused by the format of using storytelling to teach. My past experience in dance had always been taught step-by-step and only when you are awarded the opportunity to teach, may you teach. As far as creating content goes, good luck to you! Needless to stay I was used… Continue reading Bodhi Yoga 200-hour YTT Reflections
Dear pain, You only exist in my farthest thoughts now. Actually, you only ever existed in my thoughts anyway! So why do I spend so much time thinking about you and all of the horrible things you have put me through? The other day I witnessed someone kicking pain out the door, throwing all its… Continue reading Dear pain… a breakup letter
Pratyahara, to withdraw from the senses, is the fifth limb of Patanjali's ashtanga, or eight-limb path, and has been defined in multiple ways and perspectives throughout my yoga journey. I've heard it is the deep point of savasana, when in yoga nidra, where your body is non-responsive to stimulus. There is part of your consciousness… Continue reading Thoughts on Pratyahara
I'm about to spew a whole bunch of thoughts on things I don't know about but think are true because in another universe--they are! My partner and I were discussing matters of the universe last night. Entropy, some nihilism, and the idea that we are run, created and at the mercy of a computer, i.e.… Continue reading Let there be light!