*The Best of Yogimuse*

Yoga Will Make You Better, But First It Will Piss You Off.

They say that beginners and advanced yoga students are easy to teach because they both know, they know nothing. But intermediates are the most difficult because they know everything. My classes are filled with intermediate students, and in their defense, I was once an intermediate too. Now I am a beginner. The more I teach,…

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What I meant to say about Anusara: Duh.

  When an entire school of anything – whether it is yoga or educational or even a cult-like community – collapses you can be sure it was not from one thing. If one thing could tear apart a community, then a community wasn’t very strong in the first place. Challenges are meant to bring community…

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How to Deal with the Menopausal Woman in the Room.

Hint: It’s just like the stoner! (Editor’s Note: Please read this article with its companion piece, How To Deal With the Stoner in the Room) Everyone probably already thinks I am stoned because I live in Colorado and I often put the wrong foot forward in yoga. So I want to clear this up: I…

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How to Deal with the Stoner in the Room.

(Editors Note: Please read this blog with it’s companion piece, How to Deal with the Menopausal Woman in the Room.) Now that Colorado has passed a law that allows for using marijuana recreationally, it is not unlikely that more and more we will have stoners in our yoga classes. Since I currently teach in Colorado where…

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A Passage to India? Perhaps Not.

So here’s an interesting thing you may not have known about the young woman who was brutally raped by six men on a bus in India last month, after she was left naked and bleeding on the street, after her assailants rammed an iron pole inside her, which damaged nearly every major internal organ between…

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Peace Motherfu%&ers. What I’m Leaving Behind.

For many of us, it was a year defined by massive transformation and loss. I hope it means that we have survived a clearing of Universal proportions for 2013. For me, I lost Anusara, a yoga school I loved, and innocence about the teachers I adored. Moving forward, this is what I’m now leaving behind…

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When Yoga Voice Drowns out the Real Voice

If you practice yoga, then you know all about yoga voice. It is a sing-song, la-di-da way of speaking that makes most of us want to scream. But yoga voice is also a kind of Groupthink that has infected yoga and it’s making even the smart people lose their mind. Groupthink is a psychological term…

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Gluten-Free and Fat, by Michelle Marchildon

In my continuing effort to seek enlightenment, I decided to go gluten-free. You will be a better yogi if you are both vegan and gluten-free, everyone says so. And probably it couldn’t hurt if you add in a little hula hooping and Acro Yoga too. However, since I am uncoordinated and terrified of heights, I…

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