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[caption id="attachment_3225" align="alignleft" width="255"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] I remember the first time I tried an inverted yoga posture. When I bent backwards and extended my arms and exposed my chest cavity, I not only had to trust that my ankles would be there waiting...

[caption id="attachment_3218" align="alignleft" width="205"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] My yoga instructor loves to reminds students, when in doubt, suck in your gut and squeeze your butt. Meaning, if you’re loosing your balance and struggling to execute and feeling unclear about what the next action is,...

[caption id="attachment_3189" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] That's what my yoga teacher always says. The brain is a bad neighborhood. Stay out of it. Don’t allow yourself to become unceremoniously yanked around by your thoughts. Turn your attention to something else. Yeats famously prayed, god guard me...

[caption id="attachment_3168" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] Improvement has its place. And there’s nothing wrong with wanting to make things better. But fetishizing efficiency, worshipping at the altar of productivity, fueling our ruinous addiction to the drug of advancement, these cravings only rob us...