A tribute to my blogger friends

After blogging regularly for three years, one acquires a group of like minded writers who travel with you on your journey. Some get off on stops and get on to other things, but seem to keep in touch in one way or another. Here are some of the precious blogs from my friends who contribute mightily to the internet. Also shout outs to my friends who don’t have a blog, but read and comment regularly on my feeds.

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-8-58-14-pm Anonymous Sadhaka is authored by an Iyengar practitioner/barefoot runner who lives in Pune, India. I have learned so much from So…’s posts about the true meaning of spirituality from the perspective of an Indian woman. She has recommended many good books to me and her posts burst with wisdom. She has been a good friend and often thoughtfully reads and comments on my posts.

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-8-59-34-pm  Sweetreecrone is an Asthangi blogger who follows Richard Freeman of whom I’ve always been a fan. k8macdo is an ardent yoga and tai chi practitioner who is also deeply spiritual. Her comments have helped encourage me to write more and she has been very supportive during my difficult year of loss.

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-9-01-02-pm  Mishedup is a blogging friend who has a Gravitar that simply says “sober, widow, mom, warrior” Coming from a counseling perspective, each of these words hold tremendous power. When I have been at my worst this year, Mishedup has given me tremendous encouragement. For that I thank you!

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-9-09-41-pm babycrowyoga is a prolific blogger out of the UK who has recently graduated teacher training and is finding her sea legs in the ocean of yoga teaching. I admire her for having the courage to try Iyengar Yoga at the Maide Vale Institute in London, and even more for the courage to say that the Iyengar style didn’t resonate with her at this point in time. She has been a tremendously supportive friend.

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-9-11-34-pm Yogaspy I always have to give props to my long time blogging friend Luci Yamamoto who is from Hilo, but now lives in Canada. She has been busy assisting in the administration for the Iyengar Yoga Assoiciation of Canada. I always say she is the person who inspired me to start my blog.

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-9-02-47-pm  Sthapati Samanvayam has a unique perspective as a devout Hindu from the LBGTQ community. He has taught me tremendous insights about Hinduism in his blog. He has interesting tales of traveling through Midwest America looking for Hindu temples (and finding them).

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-9-08-02-pm The Awkward Pose Comes from another traveller. Paul Fallon is riding his bike across the US and visiting all the lower 48 states asking one simple question to everyone he meets: “How will we live tomorrow?” and publishes the replies on his blog. He is quite steadfast and even had an accident which hospitalized him. The responses give me hope for this country which appears very divided after the election that we are all basically the same.

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-9-13-47-pmAmber Foxx Mysteries Is a fellow New Mexican who is an accomplished author and also practices yoga. Sometimes I am in awe of people who actually read my stuff. Amber has been given me wonderful feedback and comments.

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-9-06-26-pm  The Dragon Journal of Taijiquan Tim Richard’s blog is the Tai Chi version of what I would like to do with my blog. It is deeply philosophical and reflective. He founded a tai chi center in Durango and respects the lineage of his teachers. Tim is also a talented guitarist.

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-9-15-20-pm Peakmemory is a blog by Dr. Jeremy Genovese who authored the book “Remembering Willie Nelson: The Science of Peak Memory.” He has reblogged a lot of my posts and has been a supportive commenter over the years.

I would also like to mention Felicity Green, Marjorie Erway, Yoga Cat, Aparna, FN Yogi, Yoga Marcia, Laurie Freed and Aziani Ismail for their support. Please forgive me if I forgot to mention you, but I appreciate all of my readers and commenters.

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15 thoughts on “A tribute to my blogger friends

  1. accidental goddess

    Being surrounded by wisdom and love in the “ether” is a wonderful alternative (or addition) to having it in your immediate physical world. We all seek it; others attract it. Battle on!

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  2. So...

    Thank you for the kind and generous mention, my friend and teacher. It’s been an honour knowing you and sharing your journey. Your blog has been a huge inspiration and provided much food for thought. Thank you for sharing your sadhana so generously.

    It’s nice to see my other ‘friends’ here too! 😊Maybe we can meet someday in the real world too…
    Warmest wishes from Pune.

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  3. k8macdo

    How kind of you to mention my blog, Michael. I love this tribute post because I am allowed a little intro to folks with whom I’ve brushed shoulders in the ethersphere. This provides an opportunity to connect! And I echo Sonia’s suggestion that our online connection may one day be reified by a face-to-face meeting!

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  4. mishedup

    thank you Michael…I guess I should add Yogi to my gravatar description! When first posted that Yoga was the furthest thing from my mind, and now it is my favorite thing….life is so interesting!
    As is your bog; I’m not sure how I found you or you found me..doesn’t matter. Glad our paths have crossed!

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    1. mishedup

      oh, and I js realized my gravatar does not bring you to my blog….
      so our whole blogging relationship has taken place here on your page?
      How fun.
      I could send you the link, but maybe this is how it’s meant to be..

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  5. ambfoxx

    Thank you so much for this post and for including me in it. I’m honored. I discovered some wonderful blogs that I’m now following. You attract thoughtful people into your circle. Maybe we’ll meet in an Iyengar class in Albuquerque or Santa Fe one of these days.

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  6. Felicity green

    Thank you so much for recognising. All of us.i enjoy your blog as an old yoga teacher I know what a wonderful system it is.i am 83 still limber, less stamina, but healthy. I have a book with Blurb The foundations of Yoga for Beginners to try to help beginners to realize that yoga is not just asanas but much,much deeper changer for your life.

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  7. babycrow

    oh Michael! I am touched beyond words (surprisingly for a prolific blogger!! 🙂 ) by this tribute. Your posts always touch my heart or brain or both and I’m immensely grateful to you (and some of the other notables here) for sharing so generously of your wisdom and experiences both on your blog and in your comments on mine. My thoughts are often with you. And very much so in the past few months. x
    And hello fellow bloggers! I am so happy to be in this good company! x

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  8. fnyogi

    Hi Michael! Thank you for mentioning my name agin this year 🙂 I was fortunate to meet So.. this extraordinary blogging lady you mention on top of your list. We had of course a big thought for you. Cheers from Pune

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