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Balance is Being in Flow

Yesterday was the Autumn Equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere, so I’ve been thinking a lot about balance. I think balance doesn’t mean what most people think it means. The equinox [...]

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Hurricane Sally Yoga

I woke up at 3:45am to the sound of wind howling and rain pounding on the roof. I could hear the door to our back porch slamming against its frame. I got up to check on the porch, which is [...]

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5 Poses That Make Handstand Easier

When I first started practicing yoga, handstands weren’t the inversion of choice. This was 1999 in NYC. I practiced yoga at a random studio/loftspace/illegal housing situation in the East [...]

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I am grateful for Online Learning

I am grateful for online learning. It’s been a rough morning, though. My daughter is doing remote school and her class is huge. There is 1 teacher for 25 2nd graders. She’s doing her best but [...]

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I’m not going back to teaching at a yoga studio anytime soon

My inbox is flooded lately with notices of studios reopening. Is yours, too? These are studios I’ve taken classes at all across the country from DC to Texas to Florida. I’m seeing it [...]

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How to do Hard Things

It’s time for me to come clean about something. Don’t worry, I haven’t done anything illegal. I’m just avoiding doing something that I really want to do. You might not know this about me but I am [...]

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Yoga is Essential

Yoga is essential. I’ve been saying this over and over to myself for the past 20 years. Sometimes I hear it louder than others, but it’s like a heartbeat to me. Yoga is essential. Yoga is [...]

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Tacos, Yoga, and Anti-Racism

“Well, I guess that wasn’t a complete and total fail,” I said to my husband after dinner. I made tacos for the first time for our kids and both kids had at least tried them. Milly even ate an [...]

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Yoga for Emotional Fatigue

I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted. 2020 has been an extra intense year. Starting this year with the Australian bushfires that wouldn’t quit feels like a metaphor for the [...]

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What Core Strength Looks Like

Do you know what core strength looks like? Does it look like a 6-pack of abs? Does it look like balancing in a handstand without a wall for support? Does it look like flipping tires or slamming [...]