The Healing Power of Strong Shoulders

The Healing Power of Strong Shoulders

When I was growing up, I was really self-conscious of my shoulders. I hated how “imbalanced” my body felt with such broad shoulders and such skinny hips, and I vehemently avoided anything like cap sleeves that accentuated shoulders. I remember a time in middle school when my mother told me…

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On Asanas: Building a Sustainable Practice

On Asanas: Building a Sustainable Practice

For last week’s teacher training homework, we had to read a passage in B.K.S. Iyengar’s Light on Yoga about considerations for successful practice of yoga asana. Reading “Hints and Cautions for the Practice of Asanas” reminded me of my ideal practice day, when my breath and movements are perfectly linked…

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On the Edge: Doing Hard Things

On the Edge: Doing Hard Things

I have almost always struggled against the edges in my life. As a devastatingly anxious, type-A woman, I have often pushed much further past what is healthy, sustainable thriving. It can be a challenge for me to recognize the difference between keeping myself safe and healthy versus being “wimpy” or…

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