Category Archives: Yoga

Dedicate your practice to…

One of the things that confounds me in this yoga journey are the empty platitudes that some instructors expound that contradict what is to me the essence of yoga; connecting with our true selves and connecting with others in creating … Continue reading

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Thank Yourself

When the yoga teacher invites the class I’m in to thank themselves for coming to class or to thank themselves for taking the time to take care of themselves, it takes supreme effort not to allow my groan to become … Continue reading

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In the hot seat

The woman felt alone in the room even though she wasn’t.  There was someone sitting right across from her, waiting.  It was her interrogator.  The woman took a deep breath and looked up, meeting the interrogator’s eyes. “How do you … Continue reading

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Take a deep breath

The first time I heard someone use ujjayi breath, I thought they were having a seizure. For those of you not into yoga, it’s a breathing technique that uses a constricted throat and produces an oceanic sound. So they say. … Continue reading

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Traditions anyone?

The irony of my life in yoga or for that matter, my earlier years in ballet is not wasted on me. Both practices have their foundations built on established traditions, and anyone who knows me, knows that I am not … Continue reading

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