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Post-op Vasisthasana


Vasisthasana is typically (in the Iyengar system) the first in a series of three “one-arm” balancing positions. via Side Plank Pose | Vasisthasana | Yoga Pose. Today was one of the first times I’ve attempted this variation of Vasiṣṭhāsana in a … Continue reading

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Peace, Progress, and the Pause Before the Push


I am enjoying the pause before the final push of the first summer session class. Next week,I get to teach about strategic nonviolence, peace movements, and peace education. I will miss teaching social movements in second summer session, and I … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis and Sadness


I promise a more thorough accounting of my shoulder injury: what happened and what’s wrong. Suffice it to say that yesterday I received some very bad news, and that I appear to be in this for the long haul.…

There are two things that I would share right now, a selection from Thomas Merton’s The Way of Chuang Tzu (New York: New Directions, 1965), and an excerpt from Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet.” Continue reading

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Inner Wisdom


Still the inner knowledge is always there: how good the grass is and how soft. Continue reading

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Injury as a path to the highest


I never want to write those posts that say “I’m sorry for my long hiatus in the blog.” Yet here I am a month out from my last post. I want to make excuses even less, but here are some … Continue reading

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Oh, Fer Crying Out Loud | Bernadette Birney: It’s about yoga (sort of)


Yesterday a colleague, and by that I mean an academic one, posted the NY Times article to her Facebook wall, and we had some interesting discussion. Because I am not a yoga teacher, with limited experience of this one body, … Continue reading

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