“On this path, effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure.”
~ Bhagavad Gita
Welcome to my Web site, which, like life, is a work in progress. I’m calling it The Great Leap, in honor of the leap of faith I took in detouring from a career in journalism to teach yoga. It is also a reference to Hanumanasana, or the seated split pose. This asana is named for the mythical monkey chief Hanuman, who was known for the amazing leap he took from Southern India to Sri Lanka to assist a family in exile. The pose implies the forward movement of a leap ~ we don’t “leap” backward ~ yet it involves having one leg behind you, as if reaching toward the past. The other leg stretches forward, toward the future, with a grounded center that supports a strong, upright spine and open heart. Of course, we switch legs to balance out the pose as an act our endless quest for equanimity, on and off the mat.