And then I fell, over and over again

Ready for the Big Woods half marathon A post shared by Steve Morman (@stephen.morman) on Oct 10, 2015 at 6:51am PDT It was a mildly rough morning on the trails at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, yesterday. The “Big Woods Run” half marathon and 10k both start at St. John’s Church in Faribault and send runners on a…

A meditation advance

Kirtan is becoming a little less weird for me. It’s still strange enough that a) I don’t know that many people who practice it and b) I’m not inclined to attend an event that promises tons of it. But I caught myself singing one mantra in the shower, recently. Perhaps the shower is one thing, but…

Deliverance

I don’t think I’m ready to be delivered from the material world. Among other reasons, there is chocolate babka. Another one is carving long, delicious, joyous turns on a snowboard. So, it makes perfect sense that I was uncomfortable chanting the Maha Mantra (which included variations on “Hari Krishna”), at an otherwise lovely 90 minutes…

It’s intimidating.

One of the things we discussed, and practiced, in my very first Teacher Training class two evenings ago was “AUM.” I’d seen it spelled like that in the course outline and my first thought that it was some acronym having to do with physiology or orthopedics. Somewhat humorously, it was my mildly yoga-averse husband who…