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My Latest Feldenkrais Experiment? Taking a Yoga Class

In response to my recent article, Is Yoga My New Pork?!, a longtime reader and fellow Feldenkrais fan wrote, “I find it odd that yoga has moved from something you no longer do to revolting and hope you can learn to relax that perception.” Indeed, to put yoga into the bucket of “things I do not … Continue reading

Bill Cunningham, Spiritual Hero

“Money’s the cheapest thing. Liberty and freedom is the most expensive” – Bill Cunningham It’s hard to imagine not liking, or at least not appreciating, Bill Cunningham, the New York Times photographer and youthful soul who recently passed away at 87. His sheer joy in photographing people in Manhattan infected even me, whose interest in fashion and … Continue reading

Lost and Found

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. – Henry David Thoreau While walking in the woods in February, I spotted a few pairs of eye glasses propped on trail markers and, in one case, fancifully placed atop a huge mushroom. I snapped photos and wondered if their owners would spot them on subsequent … Continue reading

When a Reader Writes

Writing this blog is like repeatedly casting messages in bottles into the ocean. Even though plenty of people read my posts regularly, frequently they don’t comment or otherwise engage, so I forget that they’re here. Sometimes I wish someone I don’t know will open these bottles, read the messages, and send one back to me. Ideally that message … Continue reading

Humpty Dumpty and the Beauty of Feldenkrais

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again. – Mother Goose For those who’ve been following my Feldenkrais training, my first segment began with lessons on sucking, revisiting our most primal movement in a considered way. Fast forward … Continue reading

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