Tag Archive for: Life

Solstice Musings On Ritual And The Meaning of 108

Every year for the last seven years I have celebrated the Winter Solstice by doing 108 rounds of Surya Namaskar with my local community here in Tofino. In eastern philosophy the number 108 is considered a number that represents a complete cycle and is the ultimate end of an event or phenomenon and so for this reason it is common to do 108 rounds of prayers on auspicious occasions....

Adbhuta: Wonder & Awe

Today is my son Nova's thirteenth birthday. Thirteen years ago…

Precious Impermanence

I am enjoying a day off today and I made a conscious decision to stay in my pajamas all day. I know that doesn't sound like a big deal since as a full time yoga teacher I spend most of my days in pajama-like clothing, but today I am wearing my comfiest pair of ratty old pants and a shirt I wouldn't wear anywhere else but at home.