novel wisdom: from “anansi boys” by neil gaiman

each person that ever was or is or will be has a song. it isn’t a song that anybody else wrote. it has its own melody, it has its own words. very few people get to sing their own song. most of us fear that we cannot do it justice with our voices, or that…

awakening the voice of self-love

Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening. ~Lisa M. Hayes At the beginning of the month, Sangha decided our aspiration for study and practice in February would be (1) to dissolve the inner critic and (2) to awaken the voice of self-love. We all have experienced the harsh self-defeating tones of an inner…

learning together: teaching as a collaboration

I begin every class by asking practitioners what their bodies need that day. I invite them to make requests: 1) for particular poses that they’ve either found helpful or challenging and wish to explore; and 2) for parts of the body that need attention, making special note of any new injuries or sensitivities. There are…

What Part of You is Free?

Originally posted on Linda Stone:
This post was written several years ago.  I’m feeling great these days and ready to post some of the things written in darker moments… From January 2010 I’m lying in bed and the right side of my body is frozen.  I’m right-handed.  I want to get up and the thought…

on mindful consumption: magic of deep listening + skillful speech

essential food nothing can survive without food. everything we consume acts to either heal us or to poison us. we tend to think of nourishment only as what we take in through our mouths, but what we consume with our eyes, our ears, our noses, our tongues, and our bodies is also food. the conversations going…

heart, sweetened with intention

toward which direction is your heart stretching? know that this organic force, opening and guiding your heart, is the seed of intention. what are you breathing life into? know fully that the breath is the fuel growing intentions into aspirations. connect with and align your thoughts, words and deeds with the seeds of intention blossoming…

making the transition

I’ll be slowly working on the 3 Jewels site, determining which features to change and which to transfer from dharma |yoga arts.(feel free to keep digging into this archive). Your patience is appreciated!