Self-Practice: Practicing and *Not* Practicing

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This post is part of a (mostly) weekly series about the realities, the challenges and the joys of self practice. For more posts in this series, click here.  This week I’ve found myself lazing on my mat – practicing but not actually practicing – as I find when I realize I’ve been sitting there not paying attention […]

Submission FAQs for Perspectives on (Yoga) Practice

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First off, I’m going to change the verbiage associated with this before we get too far in. This “Yoga Subtext” project is really a part of another effort, called Perspectives on Practice. This is a part of the yoga-focussed arm, so we’ll call this Perspectives on (Yoga) Practice! I’m thrilled to say that the first […]

Self-Practice: Bench Sitting

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It is 70 degrees and I am breathing. There is a slight breeze, cooler than my body temperature – and I shift back and forth between delighting in that sensation that magnifies the delineation between my skin and the air around me – and counting my breaths. I suppose, at some point in these moments, […]

Yoga: The Subtext

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I don’t really need another project right now. But, well… I’m learning that all of these projects are related – really, they come down to one big project: promoting practice as a method for greater presence, awareness, and engagement in our lives. This extension of that mission has been waving at me from across the […]

Self-Practice: Balance? Or BS?

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 Vishnu’s Couch, variation This post is part of a weekly series about the realities, the challenges and the joys of self practice. For more posts in this series, click here.  I wobbled back and forth, steadied for a moment, then my next breath shifted the position of my ribcage – my quiver became a totter and […]

Self-Practice: The Subtext

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This post is part of a weekly series about the realities, the challenges and the joys of self practice. For more posts in this series, click here.  What you cannot see: The brief 15 minutes of my full physical practice this morning; slow and gentle and static with lots of forward folds; my opposite foot pressing […]