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Yoga philosophy, race, and ‘colorblindness’ — Tantrik Studies


Chris Wallis (Hareesh) provides an insightful and challenging reflection on yoga philosophy and the Black Lives Matter movement that is worth a full read. But here for me is an especially powerful core to his reflection. [B]efore I try to … Continue reading

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Mindfulness-based meditation to decrease stress and anxiety in college students: A narrative synthesis of the research


My yoga practice grew up alongside my return to teaching. This fall, I attended the annual conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education. It’s good to see this go from anecdotal evidence to a review of many … Continue reading

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Iyengar Jayanthi


This morning I was delighted to discover that today Google remembers the 97th birthday of B.K.S. Iyengar, whose instruction in, and articulation of yoga āsana has informed its practice worldwide, and in the US.   His book Light on Yoga was … Continue reading

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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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Gratitude for health


Today I filled out some paperwork for my left rotator cuff repair surgery upcoming next week. Answering “no” to a long list of medical conditions and medications, I feel really grateful for clean living. This is the result of thirty years of eating well, nine years of yoga, and about five years of a renewed understanding of healthy eating and other daily practices. A mindful life that is truly thoroughgoing has its rewards. Continue reading

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Special to YJ: Yoga Alliance’s Position on Government-Regulated Yoga


This is an interesting development. I know there are some teachers for whom the idea of a professional association for yoga is anathema. But if they are seeking public advocacy in the interests of teachers, then that’s one reason it … Continue reading

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The War That No Yoga Teacher Can Run From — A Fightingly Happy New Year To All


…I think it is perfectly reasonable to portend the development of “liberation yogis.” Continue reading

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F.lux for Mac Adds Yosemite Support


Anyone who has done a cleanse like Charlotte Clews’s seasonal cleanse has learned about dina charya, the Ayurvedic daily rhythm. The trouble is that today’s computers can interfere with our sleep cycle. Charlotte is a big fan of F.lux, which dims … Continue reading

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Light on Yoga: Cracking the Code – christina sell


For many reasons, I am excited to have just signed up for Christina Sell’s webinar “Light on Yoga: Cracking the Code.” Continue reading

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Yoga’s more than a workout (without getting too “woo” about it)


Yoga is more than a workout simply because activity shares a place with awareness. Continue reading

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