September 28, 2010
Everyone Can Dance

I fell in love with this video immediately, although I must admit, I have no idea what’s being sung about! The important thing for me is that the left foot never moves — why you may ask, is this important? Well, if you can’t stand and dance with this Cat, the anchored left foot is […]

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September 16, 2010
Iodine and Baby Oil

If you're of the generation that remembers when an elixir of iodine and baby oil was your suntan lotion — then you should be thinking about skin cancer today. Before Coppertone labels had the letters SPF printed on them, before people thought about being out in the sun as something dangerous, mothers would send their […]

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September 13, 2010
Hitting the Reset Button

Got an email this morning. Someone wanting yoga back into her life, but with a note of regret over having yoga out of her life and needing to start yet AGAIN. I had to share with her, and you, my favorite poem by Rumi. The first time I heard it, I just broke out in […]

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September 8, 2010
Bodies Like Rings on a Tree

A woman in Dallas shared with me how her weight gain just seemed to "happen." Towards the end of her email she wrote: I think there is a very real possibility that I might break down crying if I become more in touch with it.  So.  I'll be needing a yoga mat and some Kleenex... […]

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September 1, 2010
Life by the Numbers

Often when I talk about the work that I do — teaching obese and overweight people yoga —  I use the phrase that doing yoga can help you reclaim your health. I believe that yoga as a tool for health is overlooked by most people of size because the general concept and current images of […]

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August 19, 2008
It's a Small World Afterall

With the internet the world seems be to shrinking and expanding all at the same time. I grew up in a very small town in Maryland, Tall Timbers, where only 35 lived year round at the time. It's a beautiful place on the Potomac River so most of the houses were built to be summer […]

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August 7, 2008
Red Lights

I have a dear student who has begun the process of stopping smoking. It reminded me of the post so I thought for her I'd run it again. Driving to class last night, I found myself at a long red light. A quick glance to my left, and I noticed that the other driver was […]

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