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Bah, Humbug…Well, That’s Too Strong…

New Year’s is not my thing. I may wish you a Happy New Year and, in fact, I probably will. But I am just as likely to wish you a happy Monday, or a happy August 29th (a very good day), or a happy Whateverdayithappenstobe. Truth is: I don’t think there is anything special about…

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Who Am I To Question Jois…?

I know I will be burned at the stake for saying this, but I find the classic Ashtanga Primary Series video led by Sri Pattabhi Jois to some of his most prominent students……well…….sort of cringy. From the tense-shouldered Urdhva Mukha Svanasana to the Chaturanga Dandasanas that are an inch off the floor, from the splayed…

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Ah! The Naïveté of Youth!

When I was but a wee lass in my pre-yoga 20s, I used to wake up at 4am every day to go to the gym before work. Every day, it was the same group of worker-outers. Always the usual suspects. Among us was a man in his early 90s, who not only did an hour…

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yoga for everyone and his mom…as long as his mom wants to work her ass off.

By Shana | December 22, 2011

when i left the world of hard-core athletes ten years ago for a life of yoga, it wasn’t because of the workout…even though it is an amazing workout, for sure. the term “yoga” means “yoke”.  yoke what? yoke together. yoke together what? yoke together mind, body, and spirit. honestly, you don’t have to be doing…

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