Vital Yoga: A Sourcebook for Students and Teachers

Vital Yoga with Meta offers a community of yoga students who are eager to learn how to apply the ancient wisdom of yoga to their lives for happiness.

HOLLY BUTCHER: 1990-2018 I haven’t started this ‘note before I die’ so that death is feared - I like the fact that we are mostly ignorant to it’s inevitability..... I just want people to stop worrying so much about the small, meaningless stresses in life and try to remember that we all have the same fate after it al...

Neighbors 4 Wellness | Vital Yoga with Meta
latest blog post: It has been over a year since last I wrote from this platform. I’m sure much has happened in your lives and much has happened in the world. For me, the election November 8th was seismic.

Moons, Murmuration and Recitals | Vital Yoga with Meta A day of balance between the two forces: the sun at its peak as the longest day of the year and the moon in its fullness, the coming to fruition. During this period of transition and fullness may we all harbor clear intentions and our most expansive and powerful dreams of living our lives to the f...

Rising to Morning Songs | Vital Yoga with Meta I first heard Rise Up by Andra Day on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. I was instantly mesmerized by her voice and emotion. This introduction before the music by Andra is so beautiful, to me:Rise Up is now on my morning playlist, the lyrics are at the bottom of this post. I also listen to Jess Gl…

Happy Full Moon, Once in a Blue Moon | Vital Yoga with Meta

Purna - Full Moons Yoga all around, Yosemite, the movie Inside Out, gardens and balance. Two full moons in July, auspicious time to find fullness, purna, in our lives.

Yoga Class: Monday, December 29, 2014 | Vital Yoga with Meta

Happy Holidays! May Joy Abound. Ive been running down the same street, noticing the organization of our winged friends, and I thought, must be time to organize a last class of 2014.

Blooms, balloons, and uninvited visitors | Vital Yoga with Meta

July to October.... Suddenly, it’s October. I looked back and the last time I wrote a post was July. I’ve been making mental notes about what to write and yet, I never found the time. So, here’s what I’ve been thinking about:

SportXast – Extra Time for Extra Fun

SportXast Blog, there is good news! Here?s hoping you will choose something that is fun, nourishing and gives you joy, especially playing in the great outdoors.

Some Good News | Vital Yoga with Meta

"Bad news isn't news," Maya Angelou Summertime, Summertime and we even have rain this year, yet I know the news has been hard on every level lately: global, national and local.

Exultation: a feeling of triumphant elation or jubilation; rejoicing | Vital Yoga with Meta

AH Jubilation: flash mobs, cashews, and last public class of the summer! Flash Mob for Beethovan, Creamy Cashew Sauce and Yoga class this month.

Yoga Class Saturday, What If Everyone Ran? | Vital Yoga with Meta

Class this Saturday and ...Solar Freakin Roadways! yoga class in Albuquerque, Saturday 5/31, Running Colfax Marathon, What if Everyone Ran?, and Solar Freakin Roads

Pitch it - SPORTXAST

Seize the Play! Check out this Pitch It! for SportXast.

Yoga this Saturday, Spring in the Air, & Spring in Olga's Step | Vital Yoga with Meta As change is whipping the air I?m simply delighted to announce that I am now working for a fantastic startup, SportXast .

Chasing the American Dream | Vital Yoga with Meta

Chasing the American Dream, the Confidence Code and yoga classes. Blooming cactus and flowering trees and even occasional rain has made spring gorgeous again. I hope you are also enjoying the increased daylight, I know I am.

Workshop at Ghost Ranch | Vital Yoga with Meta

News from the Dive into Coding and Workshop at Ghost Ranch in the Fall: On the yoga front, please consider joining me this fall at Ghost Ranch for a weekend yoga workshop called, Yoga Autumnal Equinox Celebration, September 19-21, 2014. Register here.

Selfies, Madeleines and Our Community | Vital Yoga with Meta

Selfies and Madeleines...time and change. Selfie as Feminist Act, Memories Floating Through and Living Our Community.

Deep Diving and Bounding Back | Vital Yoga with Meta

News from the Coding Front:
:// Technology for Social Good, Never Give Up

2014, booking it and imagination | Vital Yoga with Meta Reading books, bumper stickers, photos and video for imagination expansion.

Journeys and Stories | Vital Yoga with Meta

Inspiration: This last Saturday of December and of the year, 12/28/13, I am honored to be included in the radio program Women’s Focus on KUNM at 1 pm. Carol Boss explores the theme of personal and professional journeys. The other subjects are: Nina Simon of Bioneers & Naseem Rakha, author of The Crying Tree. I h...

Pivot Points | Vital Yoga with Meta

Pivot Points and Change that Inspires: Hope the illustration offered by NOAA, our own National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, helps to see this pivot point.

New Mexico Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage

YES YES YES New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled for LOVE: The court ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Peel Banana (that's you!) and Last Call for Public Classes | Vital Yoga with Meta

Go Bananas! Last call to my public classes, well almost last call: Two more weeks of classes, please come for yoga fun: Mondays, Mixed 6-7:30 pm and Tuesdays, Gentle 9:15 -10:30 am. Join me for yoga in person and then join me on the web or download classes for January.

Ab Challenge, New Body Part, Living Deeply | Vital Yoga with Meta

Quite an 8 Days: I went for a run in the foothills and was almost bowled over with the speed at which the sky changed from the blue of the day to the vibrant sunset and then to dark. The shift came so quickly I had to be careful to get back in the dark.

Thanksgiving Yoga Pose

Don't forget the Thanksgiving Day Pose:

Here's a yoga pose that aids digestion - perfect after holiday eats.

Yoga Sunday 12/1 at BookWorks, Albuquerque | Vital Yoga with Meta

Join me this Sunday at locally owned and independent bookstore, Bookworks: Vital Yoga: Sourcebook for Students and Teachers, book signing

Alpha Dog of the Week - Chip Wilson

No this is just too good. Okay so the script under the Yoga Sutras looked like Japanese and not Sanskrit, but how often do you get to hear YS I.33 on Comedy Central, well, anywhere? Big HUG to Stephen Colbert. CEO Chip Wilson suggests that women's bodies are to blame for his company's see-through yoga pants.

Download Video Classes Now Available | Vital Yoga with Meta

Download 60 minute classes that include philosophy, poses, breathing practice, short meditation, Full Yoga On. You can also download 30 minute classes in three flavors that are just pose practices. These flavors are Gentle Juniper class

David Garrigues

Yes, I feel it too. Yoga seems to be asking for an ever increasing commitment from me in order to progress. Whether due to Kali Yuga, aging, unclarity, or reasons unknown, frequently what I gave yesterday to get results, doesn't feel like enough today.

The Spirit Keeper by KB Laugheed in New Mexico | Vital Yoga with Meta

back in the day, school bus day... I grew up in the cornfields of Indiana. I took a school bus to and from school everyday, and I think it took about 45 minutes to make the trip, even though I wasn’t that far from school. It was just the way it worked. You might think that would be a crummy use of your time as a kid growing up, but f...

Meta’s Manifesto: Yoga from Platform to Foundation | Vital Yoga with Meta

My news via Manifesto: Change is in the air. As I see the landscape of yoga and the greater world I believe we need a new model of how yoga works in America today. The graphic is a summary picture of my idea.

The Ultimate IQ84 Quiz

okay 1Q84 ers, take the's been awhile since I read it, but still fun to remember. A sprawling, three volume epic that took four years to write and sold a million copies in its first month, it’s fair to say Haruki Murakami’s IQ84 is serious stuff. The book was described as ‘a global event’ by The Guardian and Haruki Murakami’s ‘magnum opus’ by The Japan Times. It takes a brave sou...

Meteor show tonight | Vital Yoga with Meta

Look up! …the first thing you want to do after sunset on November 4, 2013, is to catch the waxing crescent moon and the planet Venus low in the west-southwest sky. The moon sets first and Venus sets next, but both are long gone by the time that Taurus fully climbs over the eastern horizon at mid-evening… The...

Women’s Flexibility Is a Liability (in Yoga)

Okay BUT this:
"Unfortunately, yoga teachers too often encourage students to “push through the pain.” That’s not smart. Pain is nature’s warning system. It’s telling you that something has gone awry."

= seriously do you know any yoga teachers who tell you to push through the pain? If you hear that, quietly roll up your mat and leave, my advice. Those extreme yoga poses that feel like they’re pulling your hips out of the sockets? They might.

Smiles, Inspiration and Prayers All Around | Vital Yoga with Meta

Some fun and inspiring news: Greetings as October draws to a close. I hope you are all well and perhaps employing the third thought form (of five as defined by the Yoga Sutras) of imagination or vikalpa in Sanskrit. Imagining a perfect costume, a delicious meal, a funny line or simply imagining that we are more that we appear,…

Shootout Leaves 3 Officers Injured, Suspect Dead

Always tragic, please send prayers to the officers who have sustained serious injuries, one of whom is a yogi and friend. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy were wounded during a shootout and chase that stretched from the south side of the city to the North Valley.

Yoga at the Smithsonia and on the Beath | Vital Yoga with Meta

My latest post: The images are inspiring to me and show that beauty is not always the airbrushed “perfection” that our media portrays. This reminds me of the beauty I see in all the stages of cut flowers, for example, here’s a photo of the tulips after the petals have fallen. If we didn’t know what the tulips looke...

David Sedaris: A Big Family, at the Beach

Sad for David and as usual, he makes tragedy simultaneously funny and interesting. In late May of this year, a few weeks shy of her fiftieth birthday, my youngest sister, Tiffany, committed suicide. Six months before our sister killed herself, I made plans for us all to gather at a beach house on Emerald Isle, off the coast of North Carolina. Each of us had pulled away from the fa...

Watch | Amy Poehler’s Emotional Speech: Power Of Women 2013

"Giving to charity makes your skin beautiful and your ass smaller." Thank you, Amy Poehler. Amy Poehler gave one hell of an emotional speech at the 2013 Variety Power of Women event. Amy was representing the Worldwide Orphans Foundation.[/youtube...

Chez les Yoghis

The real deal.

Reportage tournée à l'Académie de Hatha-Yoga, à Paris, montrant une séance de yoga dirigée par le professeur FERRER. Ses élèves exécutent les mêmes mouvements que lui, puis des hommes, sur leur lieu de travail, font des exercices de yoga.

Haruki Murakami is bookmaker's favourite for Nobel Prize - Telegraph

1Q84 merits the Nobel Prize in Literature to me. If you haven't read it, a whole world is awaiting you. I'm not sure I ever completely left it. IQ84 and Norwegian Wood author Haruki Murakami is the 3/1 favourite to collect the Nobel Prize in Literature in October.

Louis C.K.'s Girls Can't Have Cell Phones

exactly. the shared experience of innate loneliness.

Why not? Well, it's a melancholy tale filled with despair and hope and a Bruce Springsteen song. More CONAN @ Team Coco is the offi...

Ashtanga Yoga. A practice for life.

Anurag Vassallo, my kind of yogi!

Anurag Vassallo. KPJAYI authorized ashtanga yoga teacher in Ibiza, Spain. Yoga classes, workshop and retreats:



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