K. Pattabhi Jois on Yoga

One year practice ~ no good Two year practice ~ no good Whole life practice ~ maybe God comes and touch you.

Mother Nature In Menopause

How old is Mother Nature? She was once a child Herself Newly exploded into existence One moment space was empty The next particles were bound Creating not just a single planet But an entire galaxy filled Universe. Billions of years ago She exhaled All of life in just one breath Calling the universe to emerge…

Our Food is Our Future

One of the landmark environmental books of the 20th century was Silent Spring. It was about the toxic dangers of the pesticide DDT used to kill insects on crops. It turned out to destroy a lot more than insects. The book was written by Rachel Carson and its publication in 1962 brought a backlash of…

Defenders of the Sacred

I woke from a dream that I was lying on frozen earth in Standing Rock My bed was hard, my bones chilled, the fire in the tepee reduced to embers We had stood together the night before tossed by water hoses pulling From the sacred Missouri and now slammed against our freezing bodies There was…