Digging one hole deeply

I don’t know when I first heard the term, “dig one whole deeply,” yet as I made my journey through life learning more and more about yoga, the term came up often. In the Yoga Sutra, written by the sage Patanjali, which consists of 195 aphorisms, placed into 4 succinct...

Brain Changes

One of the things I’ve focused on as I’ve been on my journey is changing my brain. When I was first in recovery, I remember people warning me that my brain was being washed. Truth be told, I needed some brainwashing since I had been pickled in alcohol and...

Splinter

You start with something soft and tender Poke it with a stick Let it fester Tell her it doesn’t matter Ignore it—as if it’s not there Leave it as if it doesn’t matter When you come back, it’s healed yet the infection is stuck under the skin No one knows how deep it...

Low Back Pain Practice

One of the biggest challenges for many of us is supporting our backs. When I ask at the beginning of class what people might want to work on, no doubt at least one person mentions their back. The back and core are intimately connected so if you’re struggling...

Moon Salutation Modified

Welcome to Spirited Practice, where we meld mind and body to meet your Spirit’s needs.  Below you’ll find one of my favorite salutations, candra namaskara — moon salutation, modified to meet the needs of someone whose knee don’t go for deep...

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