Snowed In!

Snowed In!

Portland is experiencing a “Weather Event”, again. This time there’s up to a foot of snow around the city. Seattle has loaned us snowplows and crew to run them. People are strongly considering if it is time to salt the roads, which has been a no-go...
Building a Foundation to Dance On

Building a Foundation to Dance On

I’ve been reading some of Peter A. Levine’s books this past month, including In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, and I was really struck by his use of a bit of the I Ching, particularly the 1950 translation by Richard...

Antara Kumbhaka (Kumbhaka Antara)

Sanskrit: Antara – interior, within Kumbhaka – suspension, holding Holding the inhalation Benefits: Expands the lungs and chest Calms the mind Contraindications: Breath retention is not recommended for those living with glaucoma, untreated high blood...