Tag: Health

Discovering The Healing Power Of Yoga

Here’s a link to my recent article on Sivana East, for anyone interested: How yoga helped a chef heal his body and change his mind  

Changing Stones to Feathers

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that before you can get down to the nitty-gritty business of saving the world, you must tackle yourself, tend to yourself, save yourself, overcome yourself – so you can get out of your own way and just be yourself. …

From “Lessons From The Body” by Manuela Reeds

”If you grew up in western culture, you were taught to trust a reasoning mind, facts, and scientific evidence – not to listen to your body.  You probably had no lessons in school to teach you to slow down and trust your bodily sensations….

Making Use of Heat

Then you come to that place of burning through the atmospheric fabric of consciousness.  You learn how to make use of the intensity of heat, and you use it to burn through thoughts and emotions, fears and desires, to purify and transform.  Because you…

Weather Report

To better understand nature you need to spend some time in it alone, observing.  The more you do this, the more quietly aware you’ll become of what is happening there – the order, science, art, survival. The same applies to one’s body and mind, habits, tendencies, perpetual states, thoughts that come…

Backbone

This poem first appeared in Red River Review in 2013. Backbone A favorite thing of mine, he said, is a hot drink in early morning, taken to cut through phlegm and shake rust out of the brain, usually around six o’clock.   And then…

Privileged

My eyes are always pulling me into the visible, constantly bringing me back to the exterior. And there are these lines drawn in my mind, lines that divide, names that label. There are clocks and calendars and maps and guidelines and rules and laws,…

Let Me Not Wait

Let me tell you now how much I will miss you. Let me not spend another moment alive on this earth with words unspoken. Let me not wait until you are gone, as I’ve waited with so many now lost, and narrowed my eyes…

Miracles

Sit. Eat. Sit and eat. Stand. Stand and walk. Touch, see, hear, talk. Sleep, wake, again, wake. Live, receive, give, take. Listen, speak. Gently go your way. Heat hands with fire, cool them with clay. Bow, surrender. Rise, shine.

On This Umbilical Earth

Gratitude and I had an argument, then went walking together, that morning when I felt a kinship with those turtles sunning themselves on a log. The wisdom of not being industrious truly belongs to them, but I picked up a strand of it as…

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