Category: Yoga

Musings on wholebeing@work
The anchor and the explorer

The anchor and the explorer

In the practice of yoga the mystery of balance is a process of discovery. There are the obvious balance poses, like tree pose where one leg lifts and you are balanced on the other leg. In side angle pose balance happens in a very different way. Iyengar, one of the fathers of yoga, was said to...

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All pigeons are not alike

All pigeons are not alike

If I took a survey about pigeons, there would be people who would swear they are flying rats, the bottom of the ladder in the world of birds. I'm sure I'd also find others who whole-heartedly adore these feathered friends. Pigeon pose in yoga has an almost identical range of reactions. For some...

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Trees and Letting Go

Trees and Letting Go

Do you know why trees lose their leaves? I didn't really understand the science behind it. After a little research, it seems trees are familiar with one of the big tenants within a yoga practice, non-attachment. It's one of the ideas that can be confusing. But so is the fact that deciduous trees...

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Building Your Boat

Building Your Boat

When I was a student in yoga teacher training, I was not the star of the class. Far from it. I practiced yoga 2-3 times a week and with the busy schedule I had running my exhibit design and architecture business and raising two young children I was rather proud that I was doing that. In my life, in...

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What is yoga?

What is yoga?

He was a man in his early 60’s who earnestly asked the question. “What is yoga?” I was doing a presentation for a large accounting firm in Philadelphia. At first, I was not sure if he was serious. Then I felt so happy that he asked. After the presentation, we talked and in fact, he did...

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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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