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Blame, Finding Fault and Innocence

In a yoga class more than 2 years ago, while in a deep variation of parsvottanasana, a forward bending pose that takes trunk to forward leg, a student felt the tell-tale tweak of a... 



Savasana; The Corpse Pose

A friend and fellow yoga practitioner was enjoying a run along the beach in Southern California. She noticed a billboard inviting viewers to come to a yoga class. The sign said No Savasana!... 



Life from the Inside Out

When I began to meditate I had the hope that I could explore some of the inner workings of my mind and find something of interest there. After all; meditation is simple, right? Simple?... 



Tell It Like It Is…

In his autobiography, My Experiments With Truth, Mahatma Gandhi narrates his experience with eating meat, smoking, drinking, stealing and subsequent atonement. Later, in his reformed... 



 Seven Habit of Effective Yogis

In the heat of revved-up current information barrages, lists make sense. We can scan and absorb them faster than denser prose. I recently visited some of my favourite lists. And I... 



Creating Experiences

Experience, not mixed with wisdom, is a thin thing. ~ Unknown The Dalai Llama suggests that we do something new every year at the very least. My first spiritual teacher, a fierce Buddhist... 



Active Wisdom In Aging Bodies

The fastest growing age-group coming to yoga is mid forties to sixties. Perhaps that is because Iyengar teaches yoga that anyone can do. Maybe you’ve had luck but are now facing... 



Pranayama: The Yoga Of Breath; Power To The Peaceful

BKS Iyengar, the legendary yoga master, in his 93rd year in Pune India, describes prana as the breath of life of all beings in the Universe. We are all born into prana and when we die... 



True Confessions Time

For several years, as I studied and practiced yoga, I would find myself moving from a yoga pose into picking up a dust ball I’d spied while in headstand or transferring the laundry... 



Women and Yoga

Yoga has become a multibillion dollar industry, owned and operated primarily by women in the Americas. The unique history of this modern phenomenon is a story in itself. Can you... 



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