The human body, layer by layer

Our cadaver dissection was a gift. In an age when everything is digitized, it’s refreshing to do things the old way—to tell the story of the body with a sharp instrument. The way it’s been done for centuries is truly the only way to experience the textures and mind blowing density of layer upon layer of structures and systems through which we take in and move through (or in this case, have moved through) life. With five complete human specimens in the lab, we uncovered five unique life stories.

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Not Hot Dog

The yoga evangelist identifies only “yoga” or “not yoga.” For a practice that claims to free the practitioner from attachment and habitual patterns, this sure does perpetuate a lot of attachment and habitual patterning, am I right? It’s wild how these patterns cut deep grooves and there's definitely some comfort and complacency in hiding in the grooves.

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In Transition

This transition began several years ago when I was experiencing daily, persistent pain in my hip. Some days, traversing the SOHO cobblestone on my way to teach, it felt like my right femur bone was falling out of my hip socket.

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A Lesson in Falling

There's a certain magic that occurs in travel. Navigating unfamiliar terrain keeps the mind alert and the senses sharp. Even a mundane trip on public transport or a walk along what might be seen by the locals as an unremarkable residential street is seeped in intrigue. Strange bird song, a shocking scent of juniper, a crescent moon hanging in the sky so close it can't be real. My time in Australia, on the other side of the world, quite unexpectedly turned my world upside-down.

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