I’m currently re-reading the Bhagavad Gita with my teacher trainees, and have been absorbed this week with Krishna’s words of wisdom, particularly the notion that our Self does not die, even though it may change skins. When Krishna explains this to Arjuna at the beginning of the book, he is speaking about a literal death and rebirth. As I reflect on it in my own life, though, I’m reminded of the many symbolic deaths and rebirths I’ve experienced through the 37 years I’ve been alive as Peach Friedman on this planet.Read More
We are always on the cusp of change. There is never an 'arrival' that leaves us in a permanent stasis of 'ending up.' For me, this truth provides deep relief.
Yoga doesn't cure the human condition of suffering, but it can help us understand it.Read More
Teaching becomes part of your yoga practice, but your dedicated practice does not guarantee you will be a good teacher!
I think periodically about the adage "Those who can, do, and those who can't, teach," and how it applies, or doesn't, to yoga. To have a yoga career, you will have to teach. But nobody can teach yoga well without also 'doing,' as our own practice informs our teaching so muchRead More