Monthly Archives: September 2011

Why Would I Want to See the World Upside Down?

Going upside down or into an inverted yoga pose may take a bit of courage, BUT the rewards are enormous!!! “What’s in it for me,” you ask?  Well, rejuvenation for one, revitalization for two–and a whole lot more! There are several inverted asanas (poses.)  Some of the most  popular are Vipiritikarani (legs up the wall,) […]

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Amma Spelled Another Way Might Be Mama

  During yoga teacher training, I was going deeper and deeper in my meditations. I felt I needed a mentor to help me understand what I was experiencing. I asked my teacher for a recommendation for who I might go to for help.  He said he would think about it. The next time, we were […]

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Reiki and the Wizard Oz

Long before television found Dr. Oz, he was performing heart transplants and practicing yoga. We first learned of Dr Oz after a young friend of ours was rushed from a university in upstate NY to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. His heart was failing.  He would need a transplant. We visited our friend […]

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I Didn’t Know I Would Grow Up to Be a Yogini

In the mid 1990s, I experienced several losses and a great deal of stress on several fronts trying to make everything fit into a shrinking clock. As a result my immune system took a dive. I was making a career of doctors’ appointments that were addressing symptoms, but were not dealing with the cause of […]

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The Art and Practice of Saucha

Why the blankets hang in the sun. It’s because of saucha. Saucha is cleanliness, the first of the niyamas or observances of yoga. Many people think yoga is asana (poses,) but in fact, yoga is so much more! Yoga is the yoking of the mind, body and spirit into balance. Not an easy task in this fast-paced world […]

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