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Student question: With my busy schedule, I only have twenty minutes to practice each day. Is there anything you can suggest?

I thought about this question while I was in India.  During a Q&A session, Abhijata talked about how we have to touch the standing poses, in our practice, everyday.  Standing poses are the foundation for all other asanas. However, it is … Continue reading

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Sequence for Janu Sirasana

Sequence for Janu Sirasana indicating one or two linking actions for each asana. Tadasana – Lift and spread the front of the chest, lift up through the side ribs. (vertical extention) Urdhva Hastasana – Roll the outer upper arms toward … Continue reading

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The Power of Practice

This photo was posted on Facebook by Heather O’Hara.  This is a photo of her grandmother before and after she started practicing yoga. The photos were taken less than one year apart.  Her teacher is Rachel Jesien, a Certified Yoga … Continue reading

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Yoga teachers are human

I am sometimes made uncomfortable by how I am perceived by my students. I am not a perfect being. I am flawed. I am human. I have observed my teachers made uncomfortable by a student’s idolization. Yes, we practice and … Continue reading

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One should not overstretch or understretch

“One should not overstretch or understretch.  If one thing is overstretched, something else gets understretched.  If overstretching comes from a swollen ego, then understretching results from a lack of confidence.” BKS Iyengar  “The challenge of yoga is to go beyond … Continue reading

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Sweat is 99% Water, 1% Natural Stuff and 0% Toxins

So twist and do so knowing that you are helping create movement in your internal organs, but in NO WAY are they “wrung out.”  That is not possible and if that happens to you or inside of you please go to a hospital, … Continue reading

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In Mumbai, a Catholic priest-yogi attacks Western propaganda against yoga

Father Joseph Pereira, who teaches Iyengar yoga around the world, believes its opponents are extremist ‘God addicts’. Is yoga incompatible with Christianity? Conservative Christians in Europe and the US have been posing this question with growing fervour in the past … Continue reading

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