Cracking My Heart Open

I reached a higher place in my yoga practice than I have before, thinking of these lines from the Heart or Metta Sutra: So with a boundless heart Should one cherish all living beings; Radiating kindness over the entire world, Spreading upward to the skies, And...

Moving Through Molasses

Amy taught me how to move my arms slowly, as though I am pushing through molasses. Lo and behold, my biceps began to bulge. (Sort of) I wonder if doing this as part of a yoga practice counts as strength training. According to this NYT article, older women who did an...

Note to Self:

Amy urges me to be careful of how I speak to myself. I love learning from Sylvia Boorstein for many reasons. In this clip, I love the way she calls herself “Sweetheart.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axb_pRiYPcI]

Dulse or Dulche de Leche?

Amy advised me to try eating dulse, a type of seaweed that’s rich in nutrients. My local health food store didn’t carry it.  So I turned to Dulce de Leche, my favorite brand of Haagen Dazs. It was left over from Thanksgiving and I needed to make room in...