yoga etc.

Laura B. Childs
Stories about yoga, mindfulness, healing, and the mess of it all in a busy world.
Created 05 Jan 2021
  • Autumn is magic
    04 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    my mind my body and i all live in one place but it feels like we are three completely different people - Rupi Kaur September came. I blinked and she was gone—seemingly crossed out like a list item; ch...
  • You can still be kind and...
    27 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    We’re all intrinsically of the same substance. The fabric of the universe is just a coherent weave from the same threads that make our bodies. How much more absurd it becomes to believe that the unive...
  • I am not who I was
    20 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray. - Stanley Kunitz, from “The Layers” I saw many...
  • Dare to be free
    13 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life. - Swami Vivekananda Another month, another long weekend of Radical Darshan yoga teacher training... O...
  • When it feels like too much
    06 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Love can only be lost because it was once found. - Rachel Brathen Things feel hard right now, I know, dear. That's because things are hard. It's a lot, and if it feels like too much, it's because it i...
  • Just by being alive
    30 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    The most astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth—the atoms that make up the human body—are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements...
  • The joy of routine
    23 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    “Think of today as an entire lifetime," Wise Woman says to me before I fall asleep. "What was the hardest part in this lifetime? Notice where you sense that hardship in your body. How did you get thro...
  • You'll still be you
    16 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about ...
  • Can you choose one person to practice wondering about?
    09 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Can you choose one person to practice wondering about? Can you listen to the story they have to tell? If your fists tighten, or your heart beats fast, or if shame rises to your face, it’s okay. Breath...
  • It's not a flex to be busy
    02 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 1
    The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. - Henry Miller I've been thinking a lot about the beginning of the pandemic. How there was no ...
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