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Learning To Love: My History Of Teaching Yoga

Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an orientation of character which determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole, not toward one “object” of love. If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to the rest of his fellow men, …

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Real Yoga Students Share Top Five Results of Their Yoga Practice in 2013

On December 30, 2013 I went into my two Monday morning classes at the Hampshire Regional YMCA in Northampton, MA and asked my regulars to look back at their year of practice and acknowledge (and share if they like) their top five accomplishments from this year. My mother (Linda Hill, also a yoga teacher) went …

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Savasana: A Guide To The Most Beloved Of Postures

Some yoga teachers worry about inversions, others worry about forward folds, I am obsessed with Savasana. Yes, you could do some serious damage in headstand and a forward fold with a herniated disk is terrible. These are plenty of things to worry about. As a teacher I’m trained to always be looking for the person …

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The Power of Inversions: What We Gain From Turning It Upside Down

Monday when I walked into my intermediate class everyone was sprawled out on their mat about two minutes away from sleep. One sure sign we need to do inversions is seeing a room full of exhausted people. So I did an arm balance class. There is nothing that gets blood flowing to the brain faster …

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On The Mat And In the World: The Practice of Appreciation (Guest Post)

Scene: Santa Barbara City College. I’m nineteen, a part-time student, a full-time retail employee at Anthropologie, sitting in my night class: Cultural Anthropology. It’s the end of spring semester, and it stays light outside almost until the class ends at 9:00. Tonight: a guest speaker, an anthropology PhD student writing her dissertation on the use …

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