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 […]

Self-Practice: Taking a Hike

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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.  Confession: This practice actually took place on Saturday… but frankly, it’s much more interesting than the standard physical practice I did this morning, so I’m co-opting it for my […]

Self Practice: Come as you are

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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.  This was me, this morning. Less than 12 hours after closing signups on my first online program – one that filled without any big public push, but with a […]