Get Into The Flow: The Pleasures of Seated Work

November 10, 2012

“If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.” Marcus Aurelius. Well, this might be easier done than said if you’re an emperor. (Marcus Aurelius reigned from 161-180 CE. over the Roman [...]

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Do Yoga And Vote

November 5, 2012

  All part of the Yoga Votes campaign, as the USA gets ready for national Elections on November 5th, 2012. And if you have problems executing your right to vote call the Voter hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE / 1-866-687-8683. “The hotline is run by Election Protection, a coalition of lawyers’ groups, such as the Committee for Civil Rights [...]

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Swimming. Movement memories.

October 26, 2012

Childhood summers were spent in a fabulously large community pool in Germany. Our mother chatted out of sight on blankets. There were lifeguards but other than we were left alone in our watery world. We challenged each other into difficult dives between the concrete barriers that separated the adult and kids section of the pool. [...]

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“Bouffant is easier to run in because the wind doesn’t blow your hair in your face”

October 6, 2012

  The Bouffant Belles, a Texas track team from the 1960s. They partly ventured to the beauty salon before a meet to take their mind of the forthcoming competition. And “Bouffant is easier to run in because the wind doesn’t blow your hair in your face,” said Jeanne, the coach’s 16-year-old daughter. Sports Illustrated featured the team [...]

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Running, work, child care – and winning

October 6, 2012

1985. Phil Coppess set the course record for the Twin Cities Marathon: 2 hours 10 minutes 5 seconds. Coppess (pictured on the left) designed his own training regimen “that dovetailed with his rotating shifts at Clinton Corn and his parenting responsibilities; he was awarded full custody of the children in a 1985 divorce. He ran 14 [...]

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