Category Archives: Yoga and Tai Chi

Good for the ego

I recently attended a yoga class given at another city, by an instructor I never met before. While the class was pleasant, it quickly became apparent to me that I was, by far, more seasoned than that instructor. Not that there … Continue reading

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Why I meditate

A friend recently made a comment about her meditation practice. That prompt me to think about why do I meditate. Some meditate to reach enlightenment, others do it to calm the mind. There are those who adopt the practice for … Continue reading

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Yoga for Humans

Visiting Wilmington, North Carolina, I wore my NC Yogi T-shirt to a yoga class I decided to attended. The back of the shirt carries my slogan: Yoga for Humans. The class instructor, noticing my shirt, mentioned that she recently read … Continue reading

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Because this is how I was taught

Practicing my Short Yang (Tai Chi form) this morning, I was struck by the many modifications, some subtle, some not, that my form had gone through over the years. Those changes had become even more apparent several years ago, when … Continue reading

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The body remembers

Several years ago I had my first chance at attempting a handstand. Though a seasoned Yogi and well versed with headstands (that is head-stand, not hand-stand,) I never before tried that pose. Taking a class at another studio, the instructor had … Continue reading

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Not Shaolin material after all

Even long before I had a chance to catch up on DVD with the famous 1970s TV series Kung Fu, resilience tests intrigued me; be it trials for becoming a navy seal, an Israeli Air Force combat pilot, or a … Continue reading

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The stressful yogi

When I recently mentioned to an acquaintance of mine that I was stressed out, she responded in surprise, “but I thought that with all your yoga and meditation practices you are never…” This is a common misconception worth clarifying: yogis … Continue reading

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