(via National Geographic) This beautiful biofluorescent hawksbill sea turtle was spotted by scientists off the coast of the Solomon Islands in late July 2015. This dive marked the first time that biofluorescence had been observed in marine reptiles. I hope these luminous little buddies stick around long enough for us to learn more about them, as they are critically endangered, due […]
Yoga teacher and author Elena Brower and (my beloved former) teacher / author Hari Kaur Khalsa got together at ABC Home on March 8 for this great talk about Kundalini Yoga. Wish I could have seen it live, but at least there’s full video! (from Gerald Forster on Vimeo)
In May 2015, a diver filmed what he saw while snorkeling in Jellyfish Lake, a small body of water in Palau that is home to about 13 million golden jellyfish. Every morning the entire jellyfish population migrates from the east side of the lake to the west side, and then back again in the afternoon. Unlike most jellyfish, […]
I watched the documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? on Netflix last night, and the effect is lingering. The list of reasons why Nina Simone remains the High Priestess of Soul is extensive and beautifully elucidated in this film, so I won’t enumerate them here. However, I will point out that throughout the film (and her […]
While houseguesting in Berkeley, California this winter, I was poking around my host’s bookshelves and found a book with a simple monosyllabic title (a marked contrast to the author’s indecipherable name). I got about halfway through Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced chik-sent-mi-hai) before I had to reluctantly move on to my next destination. I spent […]
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Cat-Cow is a simple and gentle way to warm up the spine. In the video below, the lovely Chia-Ti Chiu provides detailed instructions on how to do Cat-Cow, explains the many benefits, and demonstrates the kriya. Try it with her! (Photo by Taner Ceylan)
Oh, this video! Someone’s been reading my diary…. I intend to teach yoga in Italian some day. This helps. Plus, that DOG! Pancino (meaning “tummy”) is a FLAWLESS chihuahua name. L’uomo non è niente male neanche. Mi piace tutti di questo!
Yes, that is early adopter Audrey Hepburn in an impeccable Child’s Pose. This resting posture is also referred to by its Sanskrit name, Balasana (bah-LAHS-anna), and can alternately be called Baby Pose (not to be confused with Happy Baby Pose). It relaxes and releases the lower back while gently stretching the thighs and hips. Practicing […]
Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Brené spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a […]
I know, the mustache, but stick with it if you can. Lifeline to the heart: (Thanks RTP. This always helps.)
These rang true with me, for sure. A little food FYI video to start your day: (Thanks Andrew!) .
From Colossal Art and Design: “Similar to a camera capturing multiple exposures in a single image, artist Katie Grinnan created this sculptural time-lapse of her body moving through a daily yoga routine using sand, plastic, and enamel. The end result is representative of both time and form as each split second is layered onto the […]
As a female musician, it always warms my heart whenever I see a woman playing some badass guitar. I felt the same way when I first discovered Sister Rosetta.