Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blog-cation, blog-baddical?


Gonna' try to have a short blog pause—2 weeks. And I plan to check back in February 9.

Jus' needin' to focus on some life details that don't live here in the beautiful blogosphere...

Feel free to explore the high-quality yoga content that has been built up here over the last few years.

Best to you!
Brooks

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Devoted to Helpful Actions!




Karuna, compassion coupled with devoted action, is the topic of my recent post at Elephant Journal.

…and speaking of elephants… Check out my post on Ganesha at mulabloga!

Hope you enjoy!


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Thursday, January 13, 2011

I delight in your good work!




Mudita, delighting in the good work of another person, is the subject of my latest post at Elephant.


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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Jammin' January - Week 1




This is how January 2011 is Jammin' so far!

1. Started project Mulabloga! It is definitely up and running. Please "like" Mulabloga on Facebook, and "follow" Mulabloga on Twitter to stay connected as the project unfolds…

2. Started a new rockin' yoga class at Yogaview on Division St. On Thursday nights, level 1-2 from 7:45 to 9pm! Night owls, come and practice!

3. I had sensitivity toward someone, and changed my behavior. It really helped!

4. Paid more attention to my social calendar, and went to a reading event that I might have ignored in the past. It was fun!

Stay tuned for more jammin… and feel free to share how your January is jammin' (or not) in the comments!

Thanks!


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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What's Up, Cooch?




I've been writing about the book, What's Up Down There? by Lissa Rankin M.D.

at Elephant: This one's funnier.

and Mulabloga: This one is more serious.


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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Unveiling Mulabloga!

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The name of my new blog, Mulabloga, is inspired by mulabandha—for those unfamiliar with this concept, I hope it will be helpful to consider what is happening at and above the pelvic floor in yoga. And for those familiar with mulabandha, you will find that this blog's mission is to go way beyond a muscular action at the base of the pelvis, but it does include that, too.

I find it so helpful and interesting that I am dedicating a few months (at least) to reading, thinking, talking and listening to others, practicing, and writing about this subject and related topics.

* In the above picture, there are four chickpeas resting at the base of the buddha's torso, in the center, right above the lotus feet. After I placed them there, I realized how well they might symbolize my quest for mulabandha. Chickpeas have the potential to germinate, and thereby expressing once-latent life-force energy and possibly growing into a full plant that could produce many more chickpeas—each with its own potential for growth. They also might be cooked (or sprouted) to provide nourishment for others. And I similarly see my inquiry into mulabandha as a potentially nourishing and growth inspiring journey.

Happy January! (Wish me luck!)