Some links

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Hi folks. I’m stuck in blog limbo because I have SO MUCH TO SAY that I can’t even begin to sift through my brain. So, by way of breaking the writer’s block, here are some links and a wee announcement.

Upcoming workshop! I’ll be teaching a 2 hour arm balancing workshop at Moxie’s Nob Hill location on April 4th, hence the pic above. I’m super excited because a) it’s my first ever workshop and b) I freaking love arm balances. I’ve already spent a bunch of time figuring out a sequence that will target specific areas of the body to make key arm balances more accessible for all levels, followed by time working on specific poses in a way that will make balancing feel more available and rounded, even if your feet barely leave the ground. I would love to see you there, and please shoot me a line if you have questions about the content or level. Again: Sat April 4th, 1-3pm.

And then some links just by way of indicating where my head is at right now.

Are you addicted to a fast paced vinyasa practice? Read this and think again:

This is a wonderful article about the relationship between trauma and violence and some creative ways that this is starting – just starting – to be handled. I’m extremely interested in trauma research and loving how much this is getting airplay right now (check out All Things Considered for a bunch more recent articles around Adverse Childhood Experiences in particular).

Being a good friend, old-fashioned style. I would have loved everything about this article already, but it also references three books I love (The Empathy Exams, The Unspeakable, Art as Therapy). Sorry to put this so bluntly, but get your ass off Facebook and get intimate again:

What do you think of when you think of beauty? I love how the eyes shine in these photos of luminous women from around the world:

If you’re in any way a body-mind geek, these vintage illustrations of somatic consciousness will leave you enthralled:

Stephen Cope, one of my favorite yoga and mindfulness writers, nails what it’s like to get in touch with reality, and to feel better by feeling more fully:

“Holding space” is a term that is bandied around in the yoga world, and elsewhere, with little nuance. This is a beautiful breakdown of what it might actually mean:

Om shanti, shanti, shanti.


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