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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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The most challenging asana

Out of the many Yoga postures, there is one particular asana that even the most seasoned instructors dread teaching. In fact, it is so challenging that not too many attempt it at the start of a Yoga class. The posture … Continue reading

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Thinking positive, one word at a time

How do you reckon a person that says, “Oh shit!” all day long, feels at the end of the day? What may be someone’s perspective about life, if they methodically insert the “F” word into every single sentence they mutter? … Continue reading

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Being in the body

For the most part, practicing Yoga makes us feel good. Why? A host of reasons can be offered, but there is one in particular that struck a chord with me, while teaching a class the other day. I realized that … Continue reading

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Embracing change

My Tai Chi practice, and, in fact, also my yoga and meditation practices, have taught me about change. While it’s corny to say that the only constant is change, is it also the true nature of things. Even my most … Continue reading

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Counting heartbeats

Somewhere along my yoga practice, I started counting breaths for measuring time. Rather than mouthing 1, 2, 3…, counting breaths enabled me to hold a shorter amount of time when being over-challenged, (breathing fast due to excess effort,) and maintaining an asana … Continue reading

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That Yoga voice…

Think of the last Yoga class you attended. Was the instructor speaking in his or hers regular tone? Or were they using that special “Yoga voice?” You know, that caaalming voice, reserved only for yoga studios and, possibly, funeral parlors, … Continue reading

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