Episode 105// You Are Totally F@<!ing Doing It Right


I am here with you. And I am absolutely leaning on my practice right now. Here in my home state of Oregon, a school shooting rattled us this morning. As I taught my morning class, sirens blared past us over and over.

It is easy to then feel hope-less, full of despair. How many times? Why?

In despair, I do not rest. I cannot. This is not my nature or my practice. My nature, my practice are to go where I can be of service and to do what I can. This I know.

And on some level, I sense this violence arises from an undercurrent of *thinking* that we are un-sorted, less-than, and otherwise not right. This manifests in actions that reflect the out-of-control, the depleted, the un-worthy stories we have told ourselves.

And for most of us, the result of this thinking that has embedded itself in our habitual stories, in our patterns, in our cells is not as obvious as a spent cartridge of ammunition. It’s apathy, lethargy, impatience and the like.

So, I offer you what I can: a practice/space/container where you can relax into the brilliant gentleness that is your birthright. I offer you my love and assurance that you.are.enough.

Please pass this on. Can you help one person today? I offer my sincerest of thanks.



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Asana// The Shapes


luminous seat

Chin-directed spinal flexion & extension

chin-drop chinextension

Easy, wimpy side-bending + arch & round of spine


sukhasana opener



Bhaktasana/ devotional


Adho mukha svanasana/ downward-facing dog

adho mukha svanasana

Down-dog with shifting gaze



lunge with blocks

Radiant mountain


Tadasana with cactus arms + shoulder rotations



Uttanasana-Ardha uttanasana

uttanasanaardha uttanasana

Lunge with cactus arms

low lunge with cactus arms

Twisting lunge starting in head

twisting lunge with blocks

Virabhadrasana I/ warrior 1 + tapping


Virabhadrasana III/ warrior 3 + “you are totally f@<*ing doing it right.”

virabhadrasana iii

Movements in the direction of chaturanga dandasana



Constructive Rest


Tailbone lengthening

tailbone lengthening

Supported happy baby

happy baby rotation

Tadagi Mudra/ Pond mudra


Savasana/ Integration

death // savasana

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