Fix your eyes

In many ways Bikram (the man) is deeply flawed. (That, by the way, makes him human, just like the rest of us.) Like the rest of us, he also has moments of clarity, genius, maybe even divine inspiration. One thing he did VERY well: bring little-known, obscure and intellectual yoga concepts from India to a … Continue reading

Autumnal practice

I, like you, love this time of year. It delights my senses. I make the dog wait while I collect jewel-toned leaves. I pause to listen to the gusting wind and honking geese. I bake a LOT: sweet, warm apple and berry-filled desserts. I may occasionally buy pumpkin spice candles. (NOT COFFEE, though. Mess with my coffee … Continue reading

Eat your vegetables first.

In other words, complete your most challenging–and most wholesome, nourishing, vital task–first. Make it a rule. This is a mature and fool-proof approach, which senior teacher Chris Fluck follows and advocates. I used it daily in the corporate world, too, even though it was sometimes unappetizing. For a while, I was Director of Sales & … Continue reading