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What Yoga Junkies and Amish Have in Common

What Yoga Junkies and Amish Have in Common

[ 0 ] May 12, 2014

Think Yogis are cool and Amish are old school? Think again, they are actually more alike than different. Each follows its own rules, dress codes, dietary habits and spiritual practices. The point is whether we’re yogis or Yankees; Buddhist or Baptist, we all have much more in common than we see on the surface. We [...]

Dirty Girls Do Cleanses

Dirty Girls Do Cleanses

[ 0 ] April 13, 2014

Fess up ladies, we all have our bad habits – over consumption of wine, chocolate, shoes or drive through tacos or burgers. The good news is we can swap out our dirty habits with clean ones by doing a seasonal cleanse (Ayureda term) or detox (American term). The transition from winter to spring is a [...]

A Headstand a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

A Headstand a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

[ 0 ] July 6, 2013

Forget about Tara Stiles, Sting, and Rodney Young. They’re babes in the woods compared to veteran yogis, Betty Calman or Tao Porchon-Lynch, who are still doing yoga at 85 and 93. Betty Calman has taught yoga for 50 years and hasn’t been to see a physician for decades. She doesn’t catch colds, get headaches or [...]

Midlife Yogis Return With Shifted States of Mind

Midlife Yogis Return With Shifted States of Mind

[ 1 ] January 18, 2012

  The midlife yogis are back. We stretched. We learned, We shifted. You can’t spend a week in the rainforest and not look at your life and the world differently. It’s a new year and if you want this year to be better than last year, make a shift. I left the rainforest knowing this [...]

Midlife Yogis Rile Monkeys on Path to Practice

Retreat to Costa Rica for Enlightenment (Part II)

[ 2 ] January 12, 2012

We lost four midlife yogis this sixth day of our seven-day Costa Rica yoga retreat. Not to the Howler monkeys, jaguars, or heat, but Charles, Virginia, Carlos, and Molly had to return to their respective worlds and responsibilities. Seven of us remain steadfast in the rainforest still searching for our Dan-Tian, yogi’s edge (highest krama), [...]

How Yoga Can Ground You for the Years Ahead

How Yoga Can Ground You for the Years Ahead

[ 2 ] July 20, 2011

Sunday I got grounded in the city at a root chakra yoga workshop. Along with 18 other yogis, I learned how to engage my mula bandha as I swayed, danced, breathed, and centered ourselves to the deep rhythms of reggae music at Sunshine Yoga. Our instructor encouraged us to dance wildly so our connection to [...]