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So far Mara Carrico has created 28 blog entries.



Our lives are permeated by ritual in all shapes and forms. We tend to think of ritual as something religious or formal in nature, but in truth we practice ritual on a daily basis from the order in which we go about our morning routine to the checklist of […]

2020-01-20T15:16:32-08:00January 28th, 2019|

January 2019 Pose


Lotus Pose – Padmasana

This classic seated yoga posture is one of many used for meditation. The name and its meaning suggest an attitude of reverence and humility: The lotus is symbolic of purity of mind, body and […]

2020-01-20T15:16:32-08:00January 19th, 2019|

December 2018 Pose

Two-Legged Platform: Dwi Pada Pitham

December’s pose may seem like an easy beginner’s pose yet it is much more than a warm-up and therapeutic posture. Literally translated, dwi pada pitham means two-legged platform. It is sometimes called Desk Pose or […]

2020-01-20T15:16:32-08:00December 1st, 2018|


I love having a plan for everything that I do, whether it be mundane chores, my own studies and sadhana (spiritual practice) or the focus of each class that I teach. This category of my blog provides a platform for these plans, or themes.

Stay tuned….


2020-01-20T15:16:32-08:00April 3rd, 2017|

Hello and Welcome!

Here I get to write to my heart’s content. I do love to write. Honestly, my intention is to — number one, express myself and — number two, engage you, the reader, with my words. I wish to share my experiences and my views, while providing information […]

2020-01-20T15:16:32-08:00June 27th, 2016|

Storage Space Saga

Five Hundred Boxes, Bins & Bags

May 28th, 2016 — Yeah and whew!!! My crew and I completed “Day Ten” of this current stage of our treasure hunt. It feels great. I am happily exhausted.

We made our goal, which was to clear the outside 10 x 20 drive-up space, transferring all of that into the inside […]

2016-06-24T06:11:08-07:00June 24th, 2016|

Iva and Corita Art

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What a story this is! My mother, Iva, was an artist who studied with Sister Mary Corita at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles in the fifties and sixties. Corita was a prolific artist who produced serigraphs which reflected her religious background as well as the […]

2020-01-20T15:16:33-08:00June 23rd, 2016|

It’s a Black Bear!

Lion skull_0645The skull we unwrapped — it was in a box that had been mailed from Montana to Los Angeles in the nineties — turned out to be a bear! I sent pictures to Mick Hager, the CEO of the San Diego Natural History Museum, who was […]

2020-01-20T15:16:33-08:00June 23rd, 2016|
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