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A Visit to Yoga: The Art of Transformation

Yoga has led me down many untrodden paths and today’s visit to Yoga: The Art of Transformation at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution was no exception. Although I’ve lived in the Washington DC area for a quarter … Continue reading

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This Is the Perfect Name for a Yoga Blog

Close friends often tell me they don’t like the name of this blog because it gives the wrong impression about me. They don’t think I’m negative as the name implies. Of course, the name could be Trying To Be Positive … Continue reading

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Anatomy and Yoga: The Bones Know

A careful look at the bones and joints reveals whether a yoga student can physically do a pose. Although most yoga poses can be attained with practice, the position of the body in certain poses is predetermined by a student’s … Continue reading

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Golden Chair Yoga

Many people have expressed an interest in seeing my yoga with chairs. I teach different versions of chair yoga. In some sessions the chair is used as an occasional prop. In other classes the students do all the poses sitting … Continue reading

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Chair Yoga Is For Everybody

Often when people hear about yoga in chairs, they think about the older population or those who have physical disabilities. Although I have been teaching yoga in chairs at an assisted living community with wonderful results, people of all ages … Continue reading

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Age Old And Young Advice

This week I met an older gentleman at an event. During a brief book discussion, I mentioned I was training to be a yoga teacher. He excitedly explained he had been one for 25 years. After the event he spoke … Continue reading

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My Subtle Body Surprised Me

Last weekend during a restorative yoga class (my first one), I had an amazing experience involving the “subtle body”. In these classes you comfortably hold poses with props for long periods of time. As I settled into a position on … Continue reading

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Yoga Had Nothing To Do With Physical Poses

The most interesting fact I’ve learned in Yoga Teacher Training is that yoga originally had absolutely nothing to do with physical poses. What? No pretzel moves? Well, there was one pose: sitting comfortably. In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Book … Continue reading

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Improving Your Breathing Can Improve Everything You Do

Most of us take our breathing for granted and never give it a thought. After all, the diaphragm is an involuntary muscle. We breathe just enough air to function but perhaps not enough air to clear out toxins. For the … Continue reading

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Can Your Body Do That?

  People are born with extra ribs and vertebrae and fewer of both. Men and women’s bodies are not created equal. Underneath our skin lies a world of limitations and possibilities. One size does not fit all when it comes … Continue reading

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