Flow Together Wednesdays

With the ebb and flow of studio openings and closings, I've started off 2021 with live hath-flow classes on my youtube channel every Wednesday morning. Yes, live. The perfectionist in me resisted doing livestreams because I couldn't edit out the mistakes, the technical blips, the stumbling over words. However, I know not to let perfect …

2020 & the Tyranny of Should

Here, in the thick of resolution season, the "shoulds" and "should nots" arise to constrict habits and behavior. By the end of the month many of those resolutions fail. We adhere to the "should", maybe even more strongly than our original standard, then we feel like we "should" stay there or "do better". Then, if we fail to meet the increasingly unsustainable standards, we punish ourselves with guilt. A build up of guilt often flips to defiance and we abandon the resolution completely.

So how do we navigate this?

Five Whirlpools: Yoga Sutra 1.6

Again and again in the literature, the mind is compared to a lake reflecting reality. The smoother the surface is, the more pure the reflection. By analogy, the vritti ruffle the surface with eddies, making it harder to understand ourselves and our place in the universe at any given moment in our brief lives.