Rock Garden

We had a cooking class thanks to a very generous, talented and creative folks from a certain Silicon Valley company- Virtual but very real pasta from scratch making class where all ingredients are sent the day before and the day of, even a bottle of wine. So surprised to see the label named so uncanny … Rock Garden a mini project I had just completed … I had created a mini rock garden with rocks/stones from Lake Tahoe (NOT from public land of course) … to better connect to enliven our sagging energy. Isn’t this like a small miracle ? Here I bring back “rocks” to make a rock garden, studying about Japanese and native american teachings; then presented with a bottle of wine named … Rock Garden????!!! You can call it a coincidence but … isn’t it a miracle?

It’s as though … We all need a boost – we all need to be uplifted and it doesn’t have to be ethereal heavenly angel voice breaking into an operatic chorus … just a subtle sign is enough … Convinced more than ever that when you let go of negative toxic sad words and limiting stories, we notice that

All are in ALIGNMENT… accidental, but somehow intentional… there’s a little wonder in the ordinary all around us and

Gratitude for noticing.

Gratitude for the positive and forward thinking people finding ways to connect and learn. It gave me a renewed sense of confidence that … we will be alright; we will somehow get through this. There’s so much ingenuity now in how we problem solve. We didn’t have that insight … before.

Still, I do look forward to throwing an actual in person pasta making gathering to celebrate Resilience and Kindness and … learning something new. Why don’t we Celebrate that brand new skill we acquired together. Pasta ! Yoga! Rocks! Let’s look forward to that bright day when we can again gather, bow, slap shoulders, exchange hugs … and make adjustments hahaha wink:





Deer Twists?

It’s a fusion of Deer Pose and Sage’s Pose, the Marichi’s Pose:) Let’s try over zoom this weekend.


Theraputic Applications

  • Constipation
  • Digestive problems
  • Asthma
  • Fatigue
  • Lower backache
  • Sciatica
  • Menstrual discomfort
  • Massages abdominal organs, including the liver and kidneys
  • Stretches the shoulders
  • Stimulates the brain
  • Relieves mild backache and hip pain
  • Strengthens and stretches the spine


Severe SI joint instability – incorporate muscle strengthening training first.

Severe Low Back problems – for those, see your yoga therapist for how to best modify and adapt the pose for your very own unique condition. Work with a PT who prescribes YT for after-care and maintenance. Please know that Yoga Therapists who are certified and licensed (insured) have insane excessive amount of training so not the same as yoga instructor. Yoga instructor, I am that too, is great but if you need a little more personalized CARE and someone to promote a practice that you can actually SUSTAIN and be sustained by, then, value age, wisdom and deep/extensive experience.

I say this as there’s a difference between ego-based or numbers-based yoga instructor who is gritting his/her teeth, commuting to various body workers for massage and chiro work or/and getting knees replacement surgery to those who is kind to one’s own body and know how to take care of that body temple with loving kindness – with an offering of a “challenge”. Healthy Challenge is a very good thing if done properly.

Wear and tear from Repetitive and intense motion injury happens to all humans. It’s about the healing process and wisdom based on movements to strengthen and balance with agility and flexibility restored.

When Yoga fails you – just dance and laugh. Then, try again.


Sunset Hike Pranayama

Mindfulness practice vs. the mindless unconscious rat race treadmill … we make the choice to change
Dynamic Squats – Chair Pose Hold then, Lean on volcanic slabs for Energy Management

Relishing the momories of our last summer spent together – now separate but still together in spirit