The Heart is a Spiral

The Heart is a Spiral

The Gordian knot of anatomy has been the architectural arrangement of the heart. Spanish cardiologist Francisco Torrent-Guasp identified the heart is one muscle band, wrapped to create the spiral contraction sending life giving blood through our bodies.  ...
Strong back, soft front

Strong back, soft front

I returned from my three week trip to India on Sunday. I find India an incredible place; challenging, contradictory, chaotic, full of paradox. The experience of being there I feel is exercise to strengthening a way of being in the world that Joan Halifax (a Buddhist...
courageous contribution

courageous contribution

Hanuman is a symbol for integrity, contribution, strength of heart and devotion to something beyond himself. Through literally taking the leap he came to know himself as more than he thought he was (he found out that he was the son of the wind!).All of us have times...
Devoted to presence

Devoted to presence

I returned home on Saturday from India. There were many temples in Mysore, not all with the same deity as the focus. The one near us was the Ganesha temple. Ganesh is the elephant headed God. I passed by the temple many times when the priests were performing daily...
strength of heart

strength of heart

I write this after having returned from a sudden trip to the United States where we spent last precious time with and witnessed the passing of our Aunt Ellen. Just the previous week I had delivered classes with the theme of strength of heart. Our practice of yoga...