Monday, September 06, 2010


My 2006 article about the late Swami Bua was recently reprinted by All Things Healing.

An excerpt:

Afterwards he had me sit in a chair in front of him and asked me if I had any problems. Unable to narrow it down to just one or two, I shrugged, smiled and said, “Not really.” Besides, it felt like enough just to be in his presence. He gave me a tour of some of the pictures of him. He said he could stop his pulse, which I wholeheartedly believe. He’s also supposed to be able to swallow his tongue--a kriya [cleansing] technique.

At one point, he looked at me and said, “You are a good girl. You are a good person.” That’s never a bad thing to hear from anyone--especially a yogi with that much wisdom.

But I already felt an intense sense of well-being even before he said that.

Read the rest here.

On the day I took that afternoon class with Swami Bua, I did primary series in the morning with Pattabhi Jois (details here). That same evening, I went with Catesey to see The New York Dolls play their last gig at CBGB (details here).

Now that was livin'....

until the next day, when I became quite ill indeed.


  1. What a day that was! What happened the next day? Did you get yogi's fever?

  2. I went to see Guruji in the morning and saw a friend for lunch, which included vegan tofu cheesecake somewhere in the East village. I was on the subway headed to Swami Bua's when I became quite nauseous - and went straight "home" to Catesey's in Park Slope. Did not feel good AT ALL.

  3. Of course I was 30 years too late for all three of those things.....

  4. ahhh the food poisoning... That can be painful I know. And with the vegan stuff you often can't tell if it's "off" by the taste. You don't know til it hits you later.

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