Category: Yoga

Musings on wholebeing@work
A space at home

A space at home

Last week I wrote about my decisions to quit the gym in lieu of a home practice guided by my online teachers. For me that strategy better supports my commitment of a daily habit of movement. This decision coincided with an opportunity to continue working toward a more minimalist lifestyle, which...

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Your guide to buying a yoga mat

Your guide to buying a yoga mat

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Your-Guide-To-Buying-A-Yoga-May.m4a"][/audio]   If my home ever had a fire you’d find me, without hesitation, lunging for my yoga mat. Perhaps that seems an odd choice. It is one of my most treasured possessions. I wanted to write about yoga...

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My 5 unexpected business benefits of a trip to Blue Osa, Costa Rica

My 5 unexpected business benefits of a trip to Blue Osa, Costa Rica

At this time of celebrating a new year, it feels like passing the GO in the board game LIFE. There is a feeling of new possibilities. In the game, players receive $200. In life, we have another chance for a better run around the board this year. As is my ritual, in December I took out my goals from...

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completing your year

completing your year

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Completing-your-year..m4a"][/audio]   When you are trained as a yoga teacher, you make a promise. It is similar to the Hippocratic oath for doctors. We promise to end a yoga practice with rest, with the pose called savasana. In savasana, you allow...

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Simple is smart

Simple is smart

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Simple-Is-Smart.m4a"][/audio] The dream was always the same. There was a plane or a boat or a train that I was trying to catch. I was running late. I would be trying to race up an escalator or set of stairs in a busy, crowded public place. I had bags....

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a thankful camel

a thankful camel

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/A-Thankful-Camel.m4a"][/audio] So first, yes, this pose is considered a backbend. How does that sound? It may sound scary, but don't worry I promise to keep you safe. Feeling scared is AWESOME. It is a gift to start right where you are, with full, loving...

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A twisted chair

A twisted chair

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/A-Twisted-Chair.m4a"][/audio] As stories go, Alice in Wonderland has many twists. A disappearing cat, a fish-footman and croquet with flamingos. I have always been fascinated with Alice and the oddities...

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a curious journey

a curious journey

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/A-Curious-Journey.m4a"][/audio] I won't be coy about it or polite. Warrior I and I have had a difficult relationship. I prefer this first-born Warrior's siblings, Warrior II and III and perhaps it is my...

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The third warrior

The third warrior

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/the-Third-Warrior.m4a"][/audio] I love stories, images and metaphors. When I don't understand something, I love to make an analogy and then see how it might be the same or different. It helps me find a path...

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Warrior II: mind and body strength

Warrior II: mind and body strength

I was trained as a doer: an architect, exhibit designer and project manager. As part of a team, and often I was the manager of that team, I was hired and paid to manage a group of people to envision and design an experience, exhibit or building. We would design something that would be built of...

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