“I’M ONLY HERE FOR THE FOOD” AND OTHER EXCUSES YOU CAN’T MAKE IN YOGA

The following was published on www.oregonsportsnews.com on 9 August 2013.      Why are you here? For whatever Karmic reason, this question that has come up innumerable times throughout the past year of my life. Sometimes the answer is simple and mundane; sometimes it’s cloudy and convoluted. Other times, the answer is simply handed to me, asContinue reading ““I’M ONLY HERE FOR THE FOOD” AND OTHER EXCUSES YOU CAN’T MAKE IN YOGA”

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DEAR YOGA TEACHERS OF AMERICA: PLEASE STOP TALKING

  The following article was published on www.oregonsportsnews.com on 25 July 2013.     Yoga is my quiet time. Rather than laying comatose in bed with a package of Oreos and the complete series of 30 Rock on Netflix, I attend yoga class to decompress. My practice is a time for me to feel good about myself, my abilities,Continue reading “DEAR YOGA TEACHERS OF AMERICA: PLEASE STOP TALKING”

YOGA, PRESCHOOLERS, AND THE POWER OF “I CAN’T”

The following article was published on www.oregonsportsnews.com on 11 July 2013.     I recently started working at a preschool. One of my greatest and wisest friends once mentioned this and I’m constantly reminded of it now: small children are like tiny drunk people. If you’ve ever been near one of these itty bitty, messy, wobbly, nonsensical,Continue reading “YOGA, PRESCHOOLERS, AND THE POWER OF “I CAN’T””