Experience the Stillness
August 28, 2018
Deep Relaxation Comes When We Are Still, says Yin Yoga Teacher, Patricia Scott Patricia also says: There are very few places in our hectic world where we can be still, be observant and drain the stress from our bodies; however, a Yin Yoga class is one of those places. The practice of Yin is a quieter practice that offers us the possibility of balance in our physical, emotional and mental being by offering a softer more meditative practice. The practice is simple, but it isn’t easy. There are only five or six postures in an hour-long class—meaning the postures...
Unbearable Sound of the Roses
April 2, 2018
Last week a friend sent me the poem, “How I go to the woods” by Mary Oliver. The last line, “If you have ever gong to the woods with me, I must love you very much,” made me cry. My friend and I have spent many days in the woods together, noting animal tracks, watching the play of light in the canopy, and seated at “the cave” a sandstone outcrop cantilevered over a rock and sand amphitheater witnessing the wind. We were often silent, side-by-side gazing at nothing in particular, absorbed in the palpable feminine presence of the rocks on and under which we...