January 3rd, 2021: Contentment

(Santosha) Make a packing list of everything you’ll need for today. Just for today. Remember clean underwear, says your mother. Remember the memory of your dog that died 3 years ago.Don’t forget weak ties and stranger’s smiles,the frozen grass that sinks slowly under your weight with each step,the waning moon. Do you need to bringContinue reading “January 3rd, 2021: Contentment”

December 27th, 2020: Corpse Pose (Death/Rebirth)

(Savasana) “Now I lay me down to sleep […]”If you should die before you wake, what would you name your greatest lesson-learned?What form would it take: animal, vegetable, mineral? Where will you have left it?Did you shove it in the back of your sock drawer?Lock it in the shed in the backyard?Arrange it in aContinue reading “December 27th, 2020: Corpse Pose (Death/Rebirth)”

December 20, 2020: Humble Warrior

(Baddha Virabhadrasana) When have you stood your ground while bending to the wind like a palm tree in a storm? What were you defending?What were you holding on to for strength? What did you lose?Would you do the same again? When have you stood your groundwhile bending in the windlike a willow tree in aContinue reading “December 20, 2020: Humble Warrior”