What about Saucha or “Help! My Yoga Teacher Smells!”

July 19, 2012

Oh no, I was talked into eating a garlic bagel right before teaching a yoga class. No rigorous teeth brushing could repair the damage. There would be no adjustments today. Sorry. But what do you do, if your teacher always emits a certain smell? talk to the teacher. Nobody wants to know they smell but [...]

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Breaking News:Eating Less Can Lead To Weight Loss

July 18, 2012

A recent study in JAMA suggested that not only how much you eat but even more importantly what you eat will help you lose weight. It seemed “that after losing weight, people on a high-fat, high-protein [maintenance] diet burned more calories that those eating more carbohydrates.” Hmmmh, really? That all seemed a little bit too [...]

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Free Your Mind And Move It

June 27, 2012

“`In addition to trail running you will do some mild rock climbing (hands required), wade ice cold streams, struggle through snow which at night and in the early morning will be rock hard and slick and during the heat of the day will be will be so soft you can sink to your knees and [...]

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John Friend

June 15, 2012

I was at an amazing yoga workshop when the news of John Friend’s shenanigans become public knowledge. None of at us at this Iyengar based workshop really discussed it. What was there to say? Sexual escapades, marijuana delivered to the yoga studio, screwing around with people’s pensions? You could not make this stuff up. Now [...]

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Asthma:How Breathing Is Political

June 13, 2012

You’re deeply asleep, dreaming, dreaming of loves, lost and found, and suddenly you’re drowning. Inescapably, water closing in, rushing over your head. You’re trying to surface, to breathe. B-r-e-a-t-h-e but you cannot. This is how my asthma attacks usually feel like. I am not alone. In the USA close to 26 million Americans have asthma; [...]

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