Sthiram Before Sukham

Sthiram Before Sukham

स्थिरसुखमासनम् ॥४६॥ sthira-sukham-āsanam ॥46॥ As Yogin(ini)s we often hear the phrase sthira-sukham-āsanam as a means to create a balanced experience in the body complex via the posture. However, as I have been studying other Vedic texts, I have come to appreciate...
Kali Yuga

Kali Yuga

I consider myself an inquisitive, openminded person. I see myself mostly as a person before i do any other categorizing title. But, in moments of weakness, and doubt, or even just in the quiet moments in the dark in bed, between awake and asleep, I feel myself judging...
Memorize Something

Memorize Something

There are images everywhere. There are images of images. A tree. Her shadow. The nest in the tree. The colors of the bird song.  See it outside. Then close your eyes. See it inside. Remember. Everything.  The texture of the trunk. How, like shingles, does...
A Sky of One Million

A Sky of One Million

In the sky of a million shrieksIn a time when confusion creaksI feel my heart retractWhile eyes bulging, yearn, react. Action left and right drone falseThe dance of being, not quite the waltz We hoped and sang about – Where does the power to be come...
To Be a Person, Kind and Uncouth

To Be a Person, Kind and Uncouth

The extraordinary thing about extraordinary education and extraordinary teachers who lead us through extraordinary education, is that in the midst of the experience, we are so engrossed, so consumed, that the experience itself seems completely and utterly normal,...

Memory // Dream

i am ready for the love of eyes gazingworld swirling in pupils palms i see old loves folding into newwith what reminds of full and happy hearts my own aches with readinessa third heart beat yet it is not present and so perhaps time whispers, “not yet.” “ok” I...
Soft Melting, Clocks Beating

Soft Melting, Clocks Beating

I feel fine the thread ofa silk worm eyelashes at infancy the prayer ofgrandmothers a sigh ofgrief the line of snow onglacial horizons sand in a southernbreeze i feel fine tears so delicate -quartz crystalsunder early sun heartbreak squeezingis a soft...