Monthly Archives: July 2011

Yoga and Health Care

Deepak Chopra recently wrote an article in The Huffington Post raving calmly, the way he does, about the benefits of yoga, about the 16 million Americans now practicing yoga, about its effects on sleep, depression and anxiety, migraines, low back… Continue reading

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Yoga Al Fresco 2

Following twice daily practices outside this weekend and last (blame the Kundalini fever), I have a few more observations on the differences between indoor and outdoor practice.1. Some asanas are transformed by moving outside. Shoulderstand done indoors is a horror… Continue reading

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A Change of Scenery

During summer, my practice moves outside two or three days every week. My lovely man and I spend long weekends at our cabin on an island in Northern Ontario. This means that my practice is either free-form or follows a… Continue reading

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My Edge is My Own

Among my friends are two former yoga teachers, both of whom quit teaching (and practicing) because of chronic pain that began with yoga and improved with the end of yoga. I’m flummoxed by this. Did they not find the right… Continue reading

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My Edge is My Own

Among my friends are two former yoga teachers, both of whom quit teaching (and practicing) because of chronic pain that began with yoga and improved with the end of yoga. I’m flummoxed by this. Did they not find the right… Continue reading

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Gotta Have It

This summer, I can’t seem to go a day without eating peanut butter. Who knows why? It’s not the greatest flavor in the world, and not the greatest texture. It almost always gets stuck going down my throat, and sometimes… Continue reading

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What Would Your T-shirt Say?

Where is the beautiful yoga clothing? Oh, I know there’s some lovely stuff out there, but don’t you dream of designing your own yoga T-shirts, yoga pants, and yoga mats? We talked about this last year, but I think it… Continue reading

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In Praise of Losing Your Head

In designing-your-ideal-life circles, coaches love to ask this: What do you love that makes you lose complete track of time? Maybe you lose track of time brushing your teeth. I don’t know. But having wasted great chunks of my life … Continue reading

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Releasing into Backbends

Backbends. It’s the only groups of asanas in yoga that scares the bejeepers out of me before I even roll out my mat. The word scares me. They’re hard, aren’t they? After a week of concentrated effort (and almost two years… Continue reading

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Backbending Pledge

Backbends and I have not had an easy relationship.In Bow pose, my knees are unhappy, my back unbending. In Camel … well, there is no "in Camel" for me. I can lean back while on my knees, but my… Continue reading

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