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Warming up

Warming up

We know that admitting you have a problem is the first step. To everything. What about admitting that you don’t have a problem, or that you used to have a problem and now you don’t. What about admitting that you’re awesome. Watch this TED talk if you want to know how to become awesome at …

I didn’t go to Washington

I didn’t go to Washington

I didn’t go to yoga. Instead I listened to one of my favourite Sarah Harmer tunes – I didn’t go to Washington – and wrote this. I didn’t go to Washington, instead I swept the floor. Her sad-beautiful songs are the best of their kind. My practice is craving evolution, asking for something new. Instead …

Old lessons and new habits

Old lessons and new habits

This week I was back at the dentist. The dentist is like a refueling station in modern life: a regular touchpoint for self reflection. Last time I was all anxious core tightening and afraid of those spiky instruments. This time I was calm and trusting, softer almost. More mature. Evolving. Yoga this week was about …

Embracing yourself and other people

Embracing yourself and other people

The invitation on the mat this week was Surrender. It was about going with the current rather than against it, and letting go of the brain chatter along the way. Hunter S. Thompson didn’t talk about Surrender in his now-internet-famous letter about the meaning of life. He did talk about letting go of the tangible …

Fresh and new: hot yoga, friends and ring tones

Fresh and new: hot yoga, friends and ring tones

Today’s yoga practice was one of those blissed out journeys through muscle and breath, full of boundless gratitude for having the space and the ability to just. practice. yoga. Quietly, in the back of the hot room, gentle smile in the mirror, and at peace. Anyone who has ever practiced yoga, held down a full …

Being well today

Being well today

Yoga today is about finding your foundation. This involves focusing on contact with the mat, those pieces of the body that are touching the earth (or the second floor studio floor, as the case may be). Work today is about staying with a task, and not indulging that twitch to switch tasks when you hit …

Looking for a Slow Clean

Looking for a Slow Clean

The headache has been here for three days. On and off. Major movements are the biggest problem; bending over and picking something off the floor, for example. Today I decided to move every piece of furniture in my apartment excluding the bedroom, TV and scary/large bookcase that only physically fits in two places and the …