Taking courage

Recently I participated in a Zoom meditation class where the teacher talked about courage. She offered a definition that I hadn’t heard before. “Cour,” she said, comes from the French word for “heart,” and our English word “courage” has evolved from the idea of “claiming one’s heart.”[1] Claiming one’s heart. I couldn’t find that definition in an online search. Instead, I found definitions like Merriam-Webster’s … Continue reading Taking courage

Toe-inspired wisdom

Today I celebrate my big toe! More than that, I celebrate our bodies’ amazing capacity to heal. And most of all, I celebrate my students who come to Holy Yoga classes despite the aches, despite the pains, despite the challenges. Today, 2 1/2 weeks since my ridiculously minor toe surgery, I finally dared attempt a slow yoga flow. My downward dogs were ginger, one-footed attempts, … Continue reading Toe-inspired wisdom