As many of you know I have a sweet place in my heart for musicians and all things musical. It was actually the culture of music that led me to my first yoga class. I saw people doing yoga in the parking lot at a Grateful Dead show in the mid 80s while I was… Read More
1.5 Vrittayaha Panchatayaha Klishta Aklishtaha There are five types of Vrittis. They can be either painful or seemingly non-painful. It is important to realize that the painful states of consciousness lead to suffering and that the non-painful states of consciousness can lead to freedom or liberation.
The only constant in life is Change. It never comes when we expect it, and many of us resist it with all our might. The past year has been full of change for me and some of it has been incredibly difficult, and I have definitely resisted it. I now find myself in Bali ready to… Read More
I.4 Vritti Sarupyam Itarahatra When we do not have the vision and practices to see ourselves clearly for who and what we really are, we tend to identify with the Vrittis, the agitations and fluctuations of our mind. Unfortunately, instead of taking personal responsibility for our behavior, we tend to project them onto everyone and everything around us. Unfortunately we do this more to those who… Read More
Well, after 37 hours of travel I have finally made it to Bali! It was definitely a grueling trip this time around. Note to self: the cheapest ticket is cheap for a reason. It took me four plane rides from Maui to arrive in Bali and I still can’t understand how taking more flights is… Read More