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Moving from Center: A New Year’s Day Practice

When we feel centered we feel we can be more of who we are, living closer to our authentic selves. There is less of the extraneous stuff that gets in the way—less self-consciousness, confusion and compulsion. We feel we are … Continue reading

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Sushumna: Your Central Channel of Support

What are the forces that allow this human body to come to an upright position—to sit, to stand and to walk? In the physical body, certain features of the skeleton are important protagonists: The three arches of the feet, the … Continue reading

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Summer Focus on the Breath in Hatha and Gentle Yoga

Since March we have been Accumulating Inner Resources to keep ourselves healthy and supported. When we practice yoga, we experience sensations in ourselves that we tend to leave on the mat. Instead, we can “accumulate” them as images and memories, … Continue reading

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Accumulating Inner Resources in Yoga

Throughout January and early February, we practiced “constructive disobedience” in yoga classes, asking, “What does my body want right now?” In constructive disobedience, we stay present with what is happening in class, but we take the instructions of the teacher as invitations, … Continue reading

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