Category Archives: Essay

Explore For the Sake of Exploration

“Explore” 9×12 Watercolor by PJ . Finished between my morning hatha class, and the restorative class I teach in the evening. I mention this because the theme of my classes this week has been “Explore for the sake of exploration, … Continue reading

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The Bad Boys (and Girls) of Yoga

Thinking yogis are a bit weird is nothing new (from humble sadahkas to spooky siddhas.) Exhibit 1, this lovely excerpt from a 14th century Indian play, these are the lines the author put into the mouth of a tantric thaumaturge: … Continue reading

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Ganesha The Mama’s Boy

Ganesha, the Remover of Obstacles Ganesha, big old cuddly elephant, much beloved by western yogis, and basically, by everybody as far as I can tell.  What’s not to love about  an elephant-headed deity who will stomp with his tree-like legs … Continue reading

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Dark Night of the Soul

Have been going through a process for the last several months.  It’s hard to write about, and even though it’s a topic probably more suited to Radiant Spleen, I wrote about it a little at my Wooliverse Blog, where I … Continue reading

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Extinction

Al Gore came to me last night in a dream. And as is his style, he lectured me for hours, showing me in painful detail rainfall and temperature charts from all over the world. Like an angel sent by God, … Continue reading

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Light and Dark

Yesterday I shared to Facebook a link to this blog, a place for my art and poetry which explores both the light and dark in the pursuit of living consciously.  But, because the subject matter of the specific post was … Continue reading

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Contentment

Hey, wait a minute? Aren’t you a yoga teacher? Isn’t the point of practicing yoga to be happy? How can you say there’s no happiness? What kind of negativity are you playing at? I love this little strip. Why does … Continue reading

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