Tag Archives: Robert Bly

Open to Grace: A Mala


This is the 108th post in this blog, and like the first, I title it “Open to Grace.” The number 108 is auspicious because it is sacred in Hinduism and yoga. For many reasons, the number connotes wholeness. There are … Continue reading

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Another Autumn


Another autumn has arrived, and I have scarcely noticed. I did not note its arrival for my Friday classes and I am remiss. Like Olga Rasmussen, to whom I have turned this morning for inspiration, I have been so caught … Continue reading

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The Winged Energy of Delight


Torn leaf of Basho Four poems lost to me right now Who could have done this? Lately, every time a yoga teacher reads a poem in savasana, whether I have heard it before or not, it has gone straight to … Continue reading

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“Finding the Father” by Robert Bly


This poem carries all of the ambivalence that we may have about fatherhood. It is not about losing the father, but finding him, perhaps, for some of us, within. My friend, this body offers to carry us for nothing–as the … Continue reading

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Men who cleanse | Yogahealer


Most of my tribe fits the typical yoga demographic of healthy white women between 30-60. Yet, when I decided to profile men who cleanse, they came out of the woodwork in droves. Without further ado on the why, what, how … Continue reading

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