Archive for Off The Mat

These May Be the Best of Times

My sons are coming of age in a time when they perceive their country to be burning down. And that

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Peace y’all. What I’m Leaving Behind in 2016

This year had its share of grief, but mostly it was a time when complacency was torn asunder. Everyone on

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How Social Media Has Perpetuated Racism

Years ago I was married to a real loser, and I told him so. I told him early and I

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There comes a time when we must choose. That is yoga.

This story is an excerpt from “Finding More on the Mat: How I Grew Better, Wiser and Stronger Through Yoga.” It is

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When a Shooting leaves us Speechless

I am utterly disgusted by our long national nightmare of gun violence, so I turn to Facebook to seek some

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My Conscious Uncoupling: Poses I’m Letting Go.

After two decades of daily practice and a lifelong love affair with yoga, I am announcing a conscious uncoupling from

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Nanny-Gate at the Baldwins

In case you missed it, there’s been more drama for yogi Hilaria Baldwin. After hubby Alec thanked five nannies for their

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The Pressure to Teach Hard Poses  

There’s so much pressure on local teachers to fill their rooms, be authentic, and sell studio memberships, that it’s a

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How To Create a Space for Home Practice

Yoga not easy, said the founder of Ashtanga yoga, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. What’s more, practicing yoga shouldn’t be harder

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Please Ruin My Life. You are Welcome, My Friends.

(Warning: This blog contains sarcasm, which is a most unattractive trait of the Yogi Muse.) I thought the test of being

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