Tag Archives: yoga humour

In Praise of Losing Your Head

In designing-your-ideal-life circles, coaches love to ask this: What do you love that makes you lose complete track of time? Maybe you lose track of time brushing your teeth. I don’t know. But having wasted great chunks of my life … Continue reading

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Not On My Mat

I mentioned during the summer that I’d be taking a Yin class this fall. I love the idea of sustained poses and a relaxed attitude toward form. I do Ashtanga yoga and pictured Yin as a lovely complement.So I mentioned… Continue reading

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Yoga Where

There’s a game we play in the clinic that I’d love to play with you. Here it is:  You can fly/swim/drive/hike/spaceship-travel/time-travel your way to anywhere, and do your favourite pose upon arrival. A photograph of you, in this pose, will… Continue reading

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Monkey Business

I’ve just finished a workshop for actors and directors. It taught me something about my yoga practice.Actors are a wild bunch. Gathering them in a room to work on technique for three days is like locking monkeys in a grade… Continue reading

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Celebrating One Year

Almost a year to the day that I reentered the yoga world, and two weeks after returning from an intensive meditation retreat, I sit with a coffee, at 4am, on my living room couch, dressed in my favourite clown-stripe pajamas,… Continue reading

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Grounded Change

One month from today, I’m leaving my professional practice. I graduated as a chiropractor in 1989, hoping vaguely that I’d be helpful to people and that I’d have a good time doing it.What I underestimated was the degree to which… Continue reading

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Paranormal Yoga

Something paranormal just happened.  It’s on par with that girl in the Exorcist spinning her head around and making that awful sound that scares the hell out of me more than two decades later. It’s on par with alien abductions… Continue reading

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Meditation Camp

Have you been to a meditation camp before?  Having just returned from a five day version, I’d like to summarize the effects for you. This will come in handy if you decide to go yourself. It will also be useful… Continue reading

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Leaving the Circus

“We usually don’t look, we overlook.”Alan WattsI’m off to a meditation camp this morning. It’s a good thing.  There are days, like today, when I begin to overlook, when landing fully and immediately in the moment is something that only… Continue reading

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Two Words

Here’s a business idea for someone. In my clinic, we talk some days about having only two words left to say in your life.  Maybe your throat is closing permanently, maybe you suddenly find silence far more attractive than words,… Continue reading

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