Feisty Frog & Courageous Crabs

Today let’s talk about boiling frogs and crabs. Not a nice thought, but let’s use these as analogies. Have you heard that if you throw a frog in hot water, it will smartly jump right out? But if you put the frog in lukewarm warm, and heat the water slowly to a boil,...

Yoga Disunion at NW Yoga Conference

Namaste everyone. Many of you know by now that there was a confrontation the opening day of the NW Yoga Conference, in Seattle, Thursday, February 22. I (Roy Holman) was a presenter the last day of the conference Sunday, February 25th. I am choosing to side step some...

Mid-life “Crisis” or Gift?

Have any of you had a personal crisis, or trauma, or near death experience, or accident or illness? Or maybe you had what is referred to as a mid-life crisis? When we identify excessively with the body and the human experience, we can overlook the most important...

Power Up and Personal Responsibility

Today I want to share a quote with you, by John Pope, better known as Rolling Thunder, a Native American Medicine Man. He said, “People have given their health to their doctor, their money to their banker, their soul to the preacher, their children to the school...

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...

Just Say No … to Big Pharma

Drug Pushers, June 28, 17 What do you think of when you hear the words, Just say no, and perhaps the words, “Drug war”? Do you feel there are some contradictions and deception going on? To me, the war is being fought against our very citizens, by the Pharmaceutical...