Insulated from nature

House chamber of the US Capitol, from Wikipedia

House chamber of the US Capitol, from Wikipedia

Why is it that the more formal the meeting, the more insulated it is from nature? Think about a courtroom, which typically has no outside windows whatsoever. Or the chambers of Congress or the meeting rooms in hotels–no windows, at least at eye level, to provide a break from ramrod-straight walls and artificial light. All of these rooms are sealed away from earth and sky. It’s as if the more important the deliberations, the harder we work to remove all vestiges of nature from the room. Read More…

Happy-baby yoga

On Saturday morning I went to my usual  yoga class with Wendy Bramlett, who led us in exploring the Happy Baby pose. It’s called Ananda balasana, for those who practice Sanskrit as well as poses. We all lay on our backs … Read More…