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Stimulation

Stretching | Stressing Stretching is a misnomer, but for lack of a better word for something that conveys the idea of pulling on tissues it’s sufficient, albeit inaccurate. Never mind that my second book is called, A Righteous Stretch — Yin Yoga: What It Is, How To Do It, And Why. The reality is that […]

Breathing

In | Out It’s self-evident. These cycles we witness playing out over the course of each year — each month, each day, each breath — are indicative of life itself. Consider, as we approach the Summer Solstice, (June 21, 2022, in this case), where the Sun reaches its highest excursion of latitude (23.4° N) before […]

Complete

Work | Play On February 1, 2022, at the outset of the Spring Festival — otherwise known as the Chinese New Year — I released the Kindle edition of A Righteous Stretch. This, my second book, explores precisely what Yin yoga is, how to do it, and why you should. Six weeks later the print […]

Voila

Lunar | Solar The Full Beaver Micro Moon occurs at 01:05 PST on November 19th, but at that moment it’s obscured by the Earth’s shadow. This lunar eclipse is notable due to its extended duration. The event begins as the Moon passes into the penumbra, Earth’s wider shadow, at about 22:02 on the 18th. Then, […]

Sandhya

Fast | Slow The New Moon initiating Brown Lunation 1223 occurs on November 4th at 14:31 Pacific Time. Ecliptic latitude is not quite right for a solar eclipse this month, but will be next. In just a fortnight, however, at the Full Moon, a partial lunar eclipse occurs, opening another eclipse season which closes with […]

Diana

Bright | Active The Full Moon of October 2021 occurs on the 20th of the month at 07:56 (PDT). It rises at 18:33, sets at 07:00, and crosses my meridian — where it’s highest in the sky — at  00:29. That of course is just past midnight, some hours prior to the Moon, Earth, Sun conjunction. […]

Earth

Dark | Hidden The New Moon of Brown Lunation 1222 is occurring at 04:05 (PDT) the morning of October 6, 2021. After, the Moon will rise at 07:00, transit my meridian at 13:05, and set almost exactly 12 hours later at 19:01. As well, the Sun will rise nine minutes, transit twenty-five minutes, and set […]

Water

Flow | Crash This month’s Third-Quarter Moon occurred yesterday at 18:39 (PDT), twenty-three days into Brown Lunation, 1221. By the time of today’s Yin yoga class, at 16:30 (PDT), the Moon will be well below my western horizon, at azimuth 317° 53′ 03″, having already set at 14:46 (PDT). Quarter Moons tend toward midday and […]

Balance

Fifty | Fifty Just after noon (12:21 PDT) on September 22, 2021, the Autumnal Equinox occurs. At this cardinal point Summer officially becomes Fall. The Sun rises due East, sets due West, and traverses the sky directly above the Equator. Its axial tilt points neither at the Northern nor Southern hemisphere. Day and night across […]

Heaven

Bright | Apparent This month’s Full Moon occurs at 17:01 on day 14 of (Brown) Lunation 1221, and transits my meridian some 52° above the southern horizon at 01:10 on day 15. The Full Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox (09.22.21) is known as the Harvest Moon. At this time, due to equinoctial geometry the […]