Practicing Together #23

Heart drawn in the snow

Twenty-three is my favorite number!  And it's time to practice together by taking some intentional breaths for the week that has been.A breath for endings and new beginnings A breath for the power of nature stopping all of us in our tracks this week with a foot of snow A breath for staying with myself even when things feel vulnerable A breath for delighted anticipationAnd a breath for you, wherever you are. … [Read more...]

Practicing Together #22

A heart-shaped stone in the sand at a beach

These are some very busy weeks.  I'm pretty sure this makes breathing even more important.A breath for two triumphs, one big one over some very long-standing buttons, and one tiny one over a crossword puzzle. A breath for the fear around having important parts of my life hanging on a bureaucratic process I am not in charge of. A breath for the challenges of engaging with family and social expectations and obligations when the days are short and the weather is grey. A breath for … [Read more...]

Practice: connecting to the self

Ropes tied in a knot

We've talked a lot so far about the theory and architecture of practice, so I think it's time to get into some specifics.  Here's one practice for connecting with parts of yourself that I use and teach frequently.Take a breath.  Notice your physical body.  How do you feel physically?  Do you have aches and pains?  Are you energized?  Tight or loose?  On an exhalation, let go of any tension or discomfort that doesn't serve you.  Then notice that you are a physical body, and you are something e … [Read more...]


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