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Painting

My young hands find fear; intimidated, jealous, and anxious of others. They have a story. We all have a story. These emotions propel the artist to find her paints—crushed, empty paints—tiny tin tubes exhausted of their contents. And we, too, … Continue reading

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Quest for Reflection

9 March 2014 After expressing to a fellow yogi that I was really interested in yogic philosophy but was a little frustrated because I was having trouble understanding even some of the most basic concepts, he recommended that I read … Continue reading

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Pigeon Hater

23 February 2014 You know, that pose that you just HATE I love practicing yoga. I really like settling into asanas (poses) and focusing on proper alignment and breath. I typically come to the mat with an open attitude, and … Continue reading

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The Spaces Around My Heart Became Overcast…

9 February 2014 Storm’s a-coming: Dealing with past pain. I wasn’t quite prepared for the tempest of carefully buried emotions to whirl around me as I read the first chapter, entitled “Son”, of Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Tree. Somewhere … Continue reading

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Pack your Yoga-Frame-Of-Mind

26 January 2014 Vacation!: Packing my yoga-frame of mind. Tonight, I have much to be thankful for. I’m writing this post cozied up next to a hardwood fire looking out the window at beautiful, snow-laden Stowe, VT. Earlier today, I … Continue reading

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times?

12 January 2014 New year. New yoga internship. We just celebrated the turning of another unit of time. This particular notch on the calendar wheel hit with quite a force of momentum from the holiday season.   And here we are, … Continue reading

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Passionate Data Collection

In his 2012 Ted Talk, Yann Dall’Aglio traces the concept of love from the 1300s up until modern day. He claims that with the evolution of the free market and material free will, love is now measured by the number … Continue reading

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Resting as Hard Work

I remember the first time I did yoga. I don’t remember the weather outside or my mood that day or any of those other details that might help set the scene. I don’t even remember what grade I was in … Continue reading

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John Locke and a Dog

I remember the first time I realized I was conditioned to respond to certain sounds and symbols just like a dog is taught to sit with the snap of a finger. I was sitting in Mr. Simpson’s A.P. European History … Continue reading

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Type-A Meets the Mat

In Benjamin Lorr’s book, Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga, the author competes in a national Bikram yoga competition where he is judged based on his perfection of a series of postures on … Continue reading

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