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Just Be Interested

Some of you have heard me speak about Mary Dunn, an amazing and beloved Iyengar Yoga teacher who trained and inspired a whole generation of teachers like me. Among many other memorable teachings, Mary used to say that the main … Continue reading

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Limitation Can Spark Creativity

In January, I badly sprained my left mid-foot area. X-rays did not show a fracture, and after the first month, I had little pain, but the swelling persisted for months. Then in June, I learned that in addition to the … Continue reading

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A Deeper Aspect of Backbends

Backbends are known to cultivate stamina, courage and energy. Yet when done with attention to the back body and the breath, the mind can become quiet for a refreshing and joyful experience in the back arching postures. In Yoga The … Continue reading

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Rolling to the Right Side

After a reclining yoga pose, students are generally instructed ┬áto roll to the right side before coming up to a seated position. One of my students recently asked me to explain why we roll to the right. I know of … Continue reading

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