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Moving Through Injury

It’s very natural to run from pain. The human condition is to seek that which feels good, and repel that which feels bad. There is a common misconception in today’s commercialized Yoga climate that Yoga is supposed to take away

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Yoga: A life-long journey

No matter what age we are — we must resist the temptation to assume that we are fixed, static, and unchangeable. We are in fact in a constant state of flux; we are not the same from one moment to

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Strength, Steadiness, and Stability

This morning in class at Mission Ashtanga in San Francisco, I overheard Devorah say to a student, “Conserve your energy. Don’t do more than what is asked in the pose, because a lot is being asked of you.” It struck

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Practicing With Gratitude

Today on my mat, it came to me in a flash that I take my practice — and myself — way too seriously. I’ve wrestled in my life with being what you might call a “type A” achiever. From an

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We are malleable

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished,” says Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert. “The person you are right now is as transient, as fleeting, and as temporary as all the people you’ve ever been.”  Gilbert refers to

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Smile-asana

Next time you step onto your mat, try this experiment. Make the focus of your practice the art of “Smile-asana”: in which the outer edges of the lips curl upward, the eyes relax half-open and half-closed, the wrinkles of the

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