BODY WISDOM

BODY WISDOM

If you’re on Facebook, you may have seen this video I posted last week – me doing a back dive for the first time in 40 years. The large number of comments it received would suggest that others were just as surprised as I was that I didn’t fall flat on my face—or back....
CHANGE THE WORLD IN THREE MINUTES

CHANGE THE WORLD IN THREE MINUTES

Following a Friday noon Let Your Yoga Dance® class at Kripalu recently, I gave a challenge to the people attending: Don’t let it end here. Tomorrow, when you go home, dance. Just for three minutes, dance. I saw nodding heads: ‘Yes, yes. Great idea.’ ...
SEEING IS BELIEVING

SEEING IS BELIEVING

The new moon is here. First one of the new year. It’s the perfect time to set intentions. The question is, What do I want to be my guiding principle of 2018? On June 11, 2003 I smoked my last cigarette. When I count the things that I’m most grateful for in my life, “I...
LESSONS FROM NEPAL

LESSONS FROM NEPAL

I’ve just returned from a three-week trip to Nepal. During that trip I spent 11 days trekking. “Trekking,” as it turns out, means mountain hiking. (Hmmm. Probably should have looked that up before I booked the trip.) Trekking, in fact, refers to...
It’s Shiva Time!

It’s Shiva Time!

As that great hip-hop sage of the late 80s MC Hammer may have said… “It’s Shiva Time!” (I was never really a Hammer fan, but I do have to give him kudos for the pants. And in his wild heyday MC Hammer had a bit of the Shiva about him…) In...
Notes from the Battlefield

Notes from the Battlefield

“Peace is the only battle worth waging,” wrote Albert Camus (1913 – 1960), French philosopher and author. It’s certainly the battle I’m interested in winning, and yet I find myself losing sight of it over and over again these days. Turning on the television for just...