February 2019 Meditation: The Body Is Your Anchor

My personal theme for 2018 was “root to rise,” a phrase I borrowed from yoga teacher Adriene Mishler. She often uses this phrase when moving from a forward fold into mountain pose. Last year, I wanted nothing more than to feel as steady and sure as a mountain. My internal landscape at the time I chose the phrase for myself was anything but—I was constantly reactive, triggered, and felt deeply…

Blazes and Cairns: Week of August 9, 2017

“What are you feeling?” This is the question my therapist kept asking me as she held my body in various stretches and positions. This was my first and only session of yoga therapy with a therapist I had been seeing for awhile. When she first suggested we do a yoga therapy session I was hesitant for multiple reasons. First, any practice that involves me moving my body in front of…