Saturday, January 29, 2011

Smoking Yoga

My job is to teach people how to breathe. I am a yoga teacher. I teach people how to be present with their breath and allow their breath to support them as well as release them. The fact that we must always become empty and full with this stuff that we can never touch, breath, and that this stuff connects our inner space to our surrounding space is a reality I am in awe of. Truly, that we must constantly in order to stay alive, re-connect the wave inside us with what is around us.

Yoga means “to join”, as in the unification of two things. We can take this concept further with the breath, as the living bridge between mind with body. Others take yoga to mean joining hands and feet in a forward bend. Others understand it to mean joining the human heart with the heart of God. Either way is correct. It is a process. Whether you’re touching hands to feet or reaching for God, there must be movement. This movement is yoga.

Yoga is not about adopting any particular set of beliefs but about coming to know through your own experience. As in one’s breath; it is absolutely personal and direct. Nobody else can do it for you, though you can turn your breathe onto automatic, breath shallow, not notice the quality, until you finally, you step outside and vroom! Fresh air feels so good and you take in a deep breath.

It has been said that there are only two groups of people who are conscious of their breath. Yogis and smokers, or smoking yogis. Having been a smoker before I became a yogini, I remember fondly the drawing in of smoke as I inhaled from a cigarette and the pleasure of watching the smoke trail from my mouth. Yet yoga won the love of my breathe. Doing both was like cheating on a lover.

Practicing yoga is not about blindly following anything or anyone, but about assisting you on your chosen path. Yoga is a science and study of the Self. It is a vehicle for inner growth and development. Yoga emphasizes the doing and the practice. Perhaps someday when I’m old and completely and honestly irreverent, I’ll chose to practice cigarettes with my yoga and title it Smoking Yoga, but not in this town, where cigs are way too expensive and smoking in public is likened to being a pariah. I’d have go back to some place European or Asian.

Unlike smoking, yoga can be adapted to fit everybody, no matter what size, shape, age, or physical condition—all are welcome.

Re-Seen through the Child

Many of us have forsaken the real pleasure and satisfaction in the pure beauty and vitality of movement.

Experiment 1: Childhood environment delivers the message that Mind and Body are Separate, (beyond what is an essential process in the child's psychological development) and the child will unnaturally separate The Mind and Body.

Experiment 2: Childhood culture conveys the message that the Body is in someways degraded, sinful, or inferior to the Mind, and the child will not only control and moderate the impulses, (another natural process in healthy development), but will also repress the Vital energy that is a Human Birthrite

Parenting often gives me the gift of seeing my own childhood conditioning (Saturn). Not always pleasant, infact my hottest buttons are always the deepest. Seven years into parenting and now I am starting to experience the gifts (Jupiter/perspective), with gratitude.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The simplification of anything is always sensational.                     
 G.K. Chesterson.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Recent Rumblings

Getting in the swing of social media has been slow and kind of scary for me. Be it that my progressed Sun is sitting at 00 degrees Aquarius, I am now having dreams of the interconnectedness of beings through the electronic communication space. The dreams have showed the "numbers of units" that separate the personal profile from the electronic stream. The boundaries are becoming very thin obviously. In one dream I was shown how the connected field could save a car crash from happening. As one driver was on the verge of having a heart attack, this information was immediately released into the stream of traffic surrounding her, and before the heart attack took hold of her and her car drove out of control, the stream slowed down to buffer, protect and avoid an ensuing crash. Thats a definite positive outcome of the Technology's development!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Grounding and New Earth Creatures

At such moments
the holding environment
has arms around
and grounding the I AM moment can be endured,
or rather risked.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


If you mark your New Year on Jan. 1st, the tail end of December is complete with family, celebration, sorrow, joy, effort, indigestion and clean-up!

Its a birth. And with every birth there comes a passage. The last twelve days of December, starting at the Solstice, begin a period where our schedules start to accomdate the New Year's Energy. Decorating your home, making space in your calendar for special people and events, we all have our own  rig-a-ma-role: its a  time of Scheduled Disruption. A neccessary procedure. Twelve days of Disruption, sacred disruption, for its the celebration of the re-euion with "Sun of God". Astrology written in plain english within the Bible. Three days after the darkest night of the year, we find the days getting little by little, longer and longer. We unhinge the last year, be it through drink and merriment or degrees of sorrow, suppressed rage, unrest, and like any birth, death travels along side and we are compelled to take up the challenge of another year. 

With this New Year's Energy, may you find new feet, new ground, new support and new resistance.