Yoga Union

Let’s talk about yoga. Many people in the West do yoga for purely physical reasons, to be more flexible, or improve balance or become stronger, which are all good reasons. But did you know that yoga is much more than nice hamstrings and a firm rear end? Do you know...

Disempowered Men and Women

Let’s talk about a tender topic, the relationship between men and women. And this ties into the current epidemic of groping and abuse of women. Please know that what I am about to say is not about blaming either men or women. We have all been really confused and...

Root Canals: Perhaps a Bad Idea

Today’s topic is not at all pleasant, but important. Let’s look at root canals.  Unfortunately, most of us are familiar with root canals, either by having to endure one or more, or hearing about them. A root canal is basically a treatment used to repair and save a...

Balancing the Masculine Feminine on Earth

You may have heard someone talking these days about the balancing of the masculine feminine energies on Earth. So what the heck does that mean anyway? Some would say that we are exiting a long era of excess masculine energy or patriarchy, with suppression of the...

Unplugging

My partner and I led a yoga retreat recently in the North Cascades. The retreat was attended mostly by women, which is normal for yoga and other healing arts. Nationwide, about 80% of the estimated 35 million people doing yoga are women. What started as a male...