When I play, what I try to do is to reach my subconscious level. I don’t want to overtly think about anything, because you can’t think and play at the same time — believe me, I’ve tried it. It goes by too fast. So when you’re into yoga and when you’re into improvisation, you want to reach that other level.
…I’m not supposed to be playing, the music is supposed to be playing me. I’m just supposed…
Banana, strawberry & spelt brekkie muffins. No mini-muffin tray so made them adult-sized. Oops. #blw
Explore another side of this concept with Anna Deavere Smith on confidence vs. self-esteem.(via explore-blog)
I like this a whole lot. Yay for enthusiasm!
Taming the Mammoth – beautiful read on why we’re evolutionarily wired to care deeply and crushingly about what others think and what we can do to decondition this reflex, which no longer serves us in today’s complex world.
As I wrote in reflecting on the most important learnings from the first seven years of Brain Pickings:
When people tell you who they are, Maya Angelou famously advised, believe them. Just as importantly, however, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them. You are the only custodian of your own integrity, and the assumptions made by those that misunderstand who you are and what you stand for reveal a great deal about them and absolutely nothing about you.
Do yourself a favor and watch Shonda Rhimes's spectacular Dartmouth commencement address on dreaming vs. doing and the tradeoffs of success, a fine addition to history’s greatest commencement addresses.
I’m very excited to be teaching beginners Ashtanga at the very lovely Battersea Yoga Conservatory space in August.
This isn’t a post about baby yoga. I’m going through some shots from a yoga-y photoshoot with @JoLoHe and this one makes me laugh: Hello tiny people loitering under my trying-to-be-serious virabhadrasana II.
I love finding traces of previous owners in second hand books
Baby-sized homemade pizza #blw