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yoga yamas for world travels

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The act of exploring new places is exhilarating, but the trips to and from the destination(s) can be quite a jolt to the body and mind: long flights, seats with poor back support (like nails on a chalkboard to all yogis, I’m sure…), lack of quality sleep, crossing time zones, eating foreign or convenience food, […]

cozy fall soup

With autumn comes the inevitable approach of crisp nights and a foreseeable cold winter. The brisk weather encourages us to stay indoors and cozy up from the inside out, making this an especially introspective season. As my deep-rooted samskaras [habitual tendencies] lead me to dread the weather reports until next spring, I use the power of pratipaksha bhavanam [finding a silver lining] by […]

Thoughts on Annie Carpenter

This morning I was teaching my advanced class at Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, and knowing that I wanted to lead the students into some deep backbends, I wanted to nestle the sequence in the idea of acceptance. Since the backbends tend to excite and stimulate our nervous system (and egos), I like to pair […]

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