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OM Wars

Having participated in a Yoga class earlier today, I have noticed, and not for the first time, an interesting phenomena: when the class instructor directs the participants to chant OM at the start and end of the class, some of … Continue reading

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When the phone rings and Murphy’s Law

If you forgot to switch your phone off, Murphy has it that it must ring just when the Yoga class you are attending is in deep in relaxation. Such an incident, taking place during a Yoga class I instructed earlier … Continue reading

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Yoga’s magical broom

About to teach a Yoga class earlier this evening, my mind was distracted. Some minor yet upsetting business-related incident that took place in the afternoon was still bugging me, refusing to be shaken off. Like an annoying tiny pimple, sprouting … Continue reading

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What makes a good teacher?

Following an email exchange I recently had with one of my Yoga studio instructors, I came to the following conclusion: a good yoga instructor is not necessarily the most flexible being, nor the most enlightened one. He or she do … Continue reading

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Our body as a mass of energy

The idea of perceiving the body as a mass of energy versus looking at it as groups of individual muscles. I have stumbled upon this insight during my Yoga practice, realizing it can be a different way of understanding the … Continue reading

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