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Seahorsin’ Around

Try this right now: Be a seahorse. Stand on one leg and let the other float off the ground behind you. Tuck your elbows into your ribs. Extend your forearms straight ahead. And start wiggling your fingers. This was the … Continue reading

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I almost cheated…

I almost cheated today, day 12 of my 40-day yoga challenge. I stared longingly at the Moscow mule cocktail I wanted to order, imagining what the delightful blend of bourbon, ginger and lime juice would taste like. But then I … Continue reading

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An Encounter with the Sunday Night Yoga Critic

Sunday night yoga – a time to get present and toss aside anxiety about the transition from weekend to work week. Yes, this was my intention. But what I found on the mat was a super judgmental freak. I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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Day 40 of 40 – the ‘grand’ finale

Here’s how I imagined my 40-day yoga challenge would end: on day 39 I’d partake in the weekly check-in meeting for a pre-celebration with the whole yoga crew and on day 40 I’d spring out of bed for my final … Continue reading

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Letting Go to Fly

Today marks day 28 of my 40-day yoga challenge and I’ve been practicing every single day. Sometimes I push my limits at hot power yoga sessions. On other days, I listen to what my body needs and invent my own … Continue reading

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The 40 Days of Yoga

Ten days ago I began a 40-day yoga challenge at my favorite local studio. I admit I was a bit worried about how I could fit more yoga into a jam-packed schedule. I already had a fitness regimen of running, … Continue reading

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Deciding to be happy again (and again)

Drama came crashing in at the start of the week without warning. And I was mad. Mad that there was nothing I could do to change the situation. Mad that the people I love were hurting each other so horribly. … Continue reading

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Pausing for space

Moments of pause have always had a specific purpose in my life. Pause the movie to dash upstairs for the quickest of bathroom breaks. Pause to jot down information. Pause for self-interrogation of what I’m forgetting in rushing out the … Continue reading

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What do I really need?

“Power or gentle?” The yoga studio receptionist smiled patiently, embodying the perfectly balanced ambiance of the earth-toned surroundings. “Hmmmmmm” dragged from my mouth like the duration of the noise would help prompt clarity and centeredness. But a “hmmm” an “om” … Continue reading

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Begin again

On those yoga days when I’ve misplaced my balance and my tree pose looks like it’s being rattled by an earthquake, I just let myself wobble. I try my best to remain on one foot. The majority of the time … Continue reading

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