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  • The “Writings” are Initiations

    What do I mean when I say my writings are initiations? What are initiations, anyways? Are they rites of passage? Moments of renewal? Redeemers of human loneliness? My felt sense of an initiation is a darkness that is at once ineffable and self-aware. I imagine stairs suspended in a dream scape, or a water in

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  • The Feminine Wound

    The Feminine Wound: What is the “feminine wound?” Is it analogous to the “masculine wound?” We must bend our minds a little, here, to embrace a wider sense of psyche in which men carry feminine incarnations of the soul as “anima,” and women carry masculine incarnations of the soul as “animus.” Desire, like a river,

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  • The Desire to be Claimed…

    Women have fought long and hard to not be treated as property, as possessions, and yet, what is it within the feminine that so longs to be fully claimed, protected and honored? Is part of the key – to move beyond totally literal interpretations of gender to glimpse into the highly subjective and diverse ways

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  • Organs & Empathy

    Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, in her teachings, talks about the difference between an organ expressing a pose and a pose directing attention to an organ. She demonstrates a process by which the lobes of the lungs are differentiated and felt while awareness is invited to open in the cellular consciousness of the spaces of these tissues.

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  • Kundalini Meditation

    This is a short meditation to make contact with the Kundalini energy at the base of the spine. Practice with ease and focus without becoming too rigid or too loose. Begin by exhaling. Exhale through the nose, or the mouth, or with a sigh of relief. Does it feel good to make a sound? You

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  • What is Kundalini?

    What is Kundalini?: I have been wanting to write a post about Kundalini energy for weeks now, but somehow it has been difficult to articulate the depth and clarity of this teaching. It is helpful to start by saying that the realm of Kundalini cannot be definitively contained or decisively explained; rather its’ engagement and

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  • Practice, Part III

    I had promised a continuation of practical considerations for “Practice,” and will outline, in this post, the dimensions of relationship and resources. Let’s begin with resources. Depending on where we live, who we are, and what our extended community is like, we may have so many options for classes and workshops and teachings that our

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  • Practice, Part II

    Last post, I explored the meaning of ‘practice.’ Today, I’d like to share some practical tips and helpful questions to consider when choosing or designing a practice for oneself. It’s important to remember that our bodies and needs are ever changing and what worked for us in the past may no longer work for us

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  • Practice

    Hello all, In the last couple of weeks, I have been reflecting on the meaning of “practice” and the sweet spot where we find a posture or a prayer or a process of inquiry that really supports the growth of our soul – that both challenges and comforts us. Before we explore the nuances of

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  • The Heart of Impulse

    One of the many gifts of a consistent yoga practice is the gradual harmonizing of the body’s endocrine system. As the production, flow, and interaction of hormones, glands, and key energy centers began to come into balance, one feels steady, receptive, and inspired. I wonder if this is partially what is meant by the “wisdom”

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