Dirty Yoga Redux

This is a bonus post, since I now have some Dirty Yoga to report: My first real day of practicing Dirty Yoga happened on one of the worst days possible. Namely, it has been unbelievably gorgeous here in Seattle, and I really wanted to be outside. Unfortunately, my flat is anything but – we’re located on …

A Dirty Yoga Practice

I’m not sure where I found it first – perhaps the august people at Art of Manliness – but I really enjoyed surfing through the Dirty Yoga site. Admittedly, I have a weakness for all things retro (I’d be 100% steampunkified if I could afford it) but more than that I have a weakness for …

Old Man Yoga

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I dislike yoga. Perhaps, though, “dislike” is the wrong word. I would hate to be thought one of those ridiculous examples of toxic masculinity that pretends that yoga is somehow emasculates a person. I would never claim that yoga is easy, or ineffective. Because it’s yoga’s very …

This Is My Life

Let me tell you about my day: I woke up around 5am, the consequence of having drifted off to sleep early and relaxed last night. I lay in my warm bed in the dark snuggled up to my partner until the alarms went off at 5:15 and 5:20 (she likes a 5-minute “snooze” time). I …

Making Practice Easier by Making It Attractive

SEALs in my Ears and a Spring in my Step I’m sitting in Boston Logan International Airport, looking out at the cool airplanes from the comfort of a nice wooden rocking chair. Thanks to several of the practices I talked about in the last trip, it’s been a pretty smooth travel day, including productivity like …

owning your practice

A Rose By Any Other Name To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you –the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she’s more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered; because it is she that …

making space sacred in your life

Life in Space There’s been a lot of space in my life lately. Or, at least, the concept has been popping up a lot, which is a good indicator of a need to pay attention to it. Why? Because if you don’t make space, you don’t notice when your mind starts drawing your attention to …

All the Things

If you want one surefire way to boost your web traffic, then there’s nothing better than picking some very popular meme and making that your title. Of course, I’m not motivated by numbers (except when I’m feeling guilty, but that’s wednesday) but there really isn’t a better illustration for the practice that I’m suggesting this …

overcome obstacles by working with them

Dance, Don’t Scramble Remember Jess from Dirty Yoga, who gave me the very personalized email in response to my question about hernias? A certain part of his email really resonated in my personal quest to overcome obstacles in my yoga practice: One piece of advice I can give you with yoga is to try to …

A 15 Minute Success Story

Greetings from Ypsilanti, Michigan, where I’m staying with a close friend for a couple of days before heading to Chicago where I’ll be facilitating the biggest unconference of my career. On friday, I’ll be holding an open space for 500-700 people traveling from all over the world for the first day of a four-day conference. …