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Cultivating a Yin State of Mind

Yin and Yang energies do not just live on acupuncture charts. They are influencing, shaping, and can even be destructive forces in the world and in our minds. As with many things, balance is key.

If I Were You: A Self-Love Exercise

Imagine you brought your friend’s body to yoga class instead of your own. How does that change how you treat yourself?

The Yoga of Taking up Space

I have a unique magical gift: I can be invisible when I want to be. I learned this in childhood, how to shrink and shrink so as not to be a bother, not to offend. Smaller and smaller until no one …

No Longer Practicing

My first “real” yoga teacher (by “real,” I mean the woman from whom I learned the philosophical support structure of yoga, not just the postures) taught me that the truest purpose of the yoga postures is to practice, in safety and comfort, how …

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