Category: General

Practicing Pleasure: An Excerpt from Good Sex

Excerpted from Good Sex: Getting Off Without Checking Out by Jessica Graham. Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. The Buddha taught his followers how to meditate on the breath, physical sensations, emotions, and thoughts way before mindfulness became the wildly popular word it is today. It’s a tried and true practice that …continue

The Politics of Trauma: Foreword Excerpt by Ai-Jen Poo

Below, an excerpt from Ai-Jen Poo’s foreword to The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice by Staci K. Haines. The work of #metoo is about healing. It’s about healing as individuals and healing as communities. —Tarana Burke Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster … for when you …continue

Jump Girl Excerpt: The Language of Spirit

The Language of Spirit An excerpt from Jump Girl, by psychic medium Salicrow. One of the things I’ve learned in my years of spirit work is that the dead do not all communicate in the same way. Some communicate so clearly that it’s like having a conversation with a living person. I hear their words …continue

Excerpt: The Sacred Alignments and Sigils

Ley Lines, Geomagnetic Fields, and The Earth’s Grid An excerpt from The Sacred Alignments and Sigils, by Robert Podgurski. Many ancient and so-called primitive cultures maintain a belief that the earth is demarcated or apportioned by naturally occurring energy lines. These lines were in existence and part of this planet long before people superimposed artificial …continue

Excerpt: Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses

From Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses by Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato. Words Are Powerful: Theming Makes Your Class As leaders of yoga teacher trainings, we’ve got experience teaching the nuts and bolts of how to lead a helpful class. Once you’ve mastered those, the next challenge is adding meaning to your class by tying …continue

Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga

Reflections on teaching trauma-sensitive yoga from Brendon Abram. I have been privileged to share trauma sensitive yoga (TSY) in clinical and studio settings with military veterans, first responders, Sexual Assault Centres, and Children’s Aid organizations. I have watched people learn to overcome the debilitating symptoms that trauma can cause. I have come to understand, though, …continue