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In Tune

Photo illustration by Ray Graham

Remember tuning your old television set?

First you would turn the big knob, ‘chunk chunk chunk’ to change the channel. Then you would turn the knob’s outer ring till the fuzzy picture appeared on the screen.

With the focus of a safecracker, you would ease the knob back and forth a few times, tuning out the static, finally settling on the clearest reception you could get.

This could take some time.

Finding your Yoga posture is a lot like tuning these old televisions, each practice, each pose is different. Things drift, change, sometimes we need to use a block, or a strap.

Remember wrapping tinfoil on the rabbit ears?

Your yoga posture is not out there, not in a book, a video, or in a teacher’s lesson. You’ve got to feel your way there through subtle – minute adjustments. The static falls away, and clarity takes its place, flooding your body with awareness.

With practice you will ease into that place sooner, where it just feels right.

Where you’re in tune.

Om Shanti, I’ll see you in class.


p.s.  There are still three spots open for our Fall peak-foliage Yoga retreat in Central Mass. Check out the pics of the solar powered eco-village we’ll be staying at on my Yoga Retreats page


By | 2016-11-19T13:18:24+00:00 August 20th, 2011|Yoga|4 Comments

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Namaste. I've been practicing and teaching Peace, Yoga, and Mindful living for many years. What comes out in class is from decades of going inwards. I love sharing what is rising in my practice and my day to day life of noticing more about this incredible world we live in. Peace -j


  1. admin August 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    And p.s.

    You had to get off the couch! there were no remote controls… ;^)

  2. Nan August 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Namaste, teacher & friend,
    I like that crazy TV image, and about adjustments “this could take some time” essential to the practice and generous to self.

    Thanks for great class. I am looking forward to the retreat. Yoga and some set-aside-time for creativity, bliss to me.


  3. an August 22, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Love this analogy I kept hearing the static as I imagined squeezin the foil on the antenna(i) as I changed postures!


  4. yengebretsricke August 31, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I am impressed, I have to say. Really rarely do I see a blog thats both informative and entertaining.

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