Sounds of Healing 2

With a crimson sunset engulfing the ocean behind us, Elka leads us through the Agni Hotra Mantra. In unison, we repeat Sanskrit text meant to honor the relationship between the Father Sun and the Mother Earth. As the circle repeats the words, I find myself catching a...

Sounds of Healing

With our class sitting in a semi-circle facing Elka she states, “May chur ju bring a blanket, someting comfortable and warm to wear as ju will be meditating about an hour on Sunset Cliff.” On the surface, this comment seems harmless enough but with Elka, nothing is...

Skin-Suit Repairs

Three weekends have passed on this wondrous adventure and my mind, spirit and body are opening like flowers in the morning sun. All week, my brain has been deep in thought in some far away corner of my head. Processing, analyzing and reorganizing my belief system my...

Stretching My Mind

It’s been a week since I met my fellow tribe members and things are starting to open up for me. Unlike previous attempts at yoga, I now feel a little more comfortable sweating in a room full of yogis. One thing I’ve noticed is that yoga actually makes me feel great!...

Ready to Bend

For the past three months I’ve been fumbling on my yoga mat. To be honest, I’m not sure what I’m doing can even be considered yoga as my down dog looks more like an angry cat. Since purchasing my first Yoga Groupon I’ve been twisting, bending and “releasing my...