Republished today in YogiTimes: Yoga and Compassion in Prison

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​Please enjoy my republished article in Yogi Times todaytoday. 

surviving darkness in light of a yoga life

I was a bookish girl from an early age, always about with one under my nose in my Long Island suburb. That early reading passion eventually turned to a career in teaching high school and college English. So it’s no wonder that the first encounter with yoga was through a pocket sized hand book with pictures of a woman in leotard and tights performing various poses. I imitated those pictures as best I could but remember…read more here.

YogiTimes article: “Yoga and Compassion in Prison”

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A predecessor article to the others recently showcased on this blog in elephant journal and rebelle society, this YogiTimes article published yesterday is the version I submitted before revisions requested by editors of those other journals. It is significantly a different story.

The evolution of the publishing process has been illuminating to say the least, but more interestingly, is how many ways a story can be told.


Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts
. —Salman Rushdie

Published on Rebellesociety.com

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Please visit Rebellesociety.com to read or re-read “Sun Salutations While Surviving a Short Stint in County Jail.

The editing of the piece was handled a little differently on this site, which is interesting to note.

Rebellesociety.com is a wonderful site for embracing and fostering creativity of all sorts. I have reblogged from this site to share some of the important topics covered.

Enjoy, Peace, Namaste….
And thank you once again for your continuing support.