Some of you may have seen me naked and painted.
No, this is not a new hobby or my next "thing". Creative play is to blame. I've been painted twice by Andy Golub
. The article above explains how that came to be and the second time was for Andy at Figment Art Show
Figment Art Show
Yoga asana and body art just go together. I actually have forgotten how to take a normal picture just standing. I'm always ready to strike a pose even if it's mountain pose.
I did get a chance to do corpse pose, naked, for a Spencer Tunick
shoot. If you don't know who he is, I suggest you check out his link. I know a lot of info packed in this newsletter, but imagine not just taking the time to read and investigate all of this, the time it takes to do all these things and then compose a newsletter about it for the love of experiencing life and sharing.
|Spencer Tunick setting up |
The Tunick shoot was a fund raiser in support of family doctors and in particular Dr. Daryl Isaacs of Mercer Street Medical Center. Paul H-O
started filming the documentary Everything Is Going To Be OK
after Dr. Isaacs called him and asked for help. The photo shoot took place in the Dr.'s office on July 1, a very steamy Sunday afternoon. There were about 25 naked bodies of all shapes, sizes, color, ages and both sexes equally represented. I loved the challenge of meeting people's eyes, noticing nakedness everywhere without judging. I tend to look people in the eye anyway, but I really wanted to keep to this practice while surrounded by naked people whom all seemed very comfortable with themselves. When on chairs and tables we did use paper lining. Of course, this is a Dr.'s office. Hygiene! Tunick's photos will be available for purchase in support of this mission some time late summer. I will send a link most likely in HSL Septmember issue.
I continue to clack away at my memoir - working title,"Stardust: Spiritual Words From a Rock-N-Roll Addict" and just about finished my business proposal to open Savasana Station, an urban retreat center. If you would like to know more about either, please contact me.
I thank students, clients, and mentors who continue to learn the teachings of yoga and Buddhism through our experiences together and apart. There's so much more to health than food and exercise. Healthy beings learn to love themselves and let go that which doesn't serve.
Remain human, Kim