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16
Jan

I Feel Good… But Not *That* Good

When I left my day job at NPR ten years ago (gulp), I went on to Erik’s health insurance with his employer. When he left his day job two years ago to become a freelancer/entrepreneur/construction worker (gulp again), we had a big decision to make. Do we continue health coverage through COBRA? Way expensive. Do […]

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21
Nov

Dealing with Distraction

I am currently teaching a Meditation For Stress Relief course at Willow Street Yoga Center in Silver Spring. We are cultivating a state of witness consciousness in which we can sit and accept whatever thought or feeling arises as it happens by observing without passing judgement. Recently a student asked me about how she can […]

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12
Sep

Durga Mahashakti

As promised a little sumpthin’ sumpthin’ about Durga. She has been my go-to girl of late. Her name means Tough Going or Difficult to Know or Hard to Conquer, many shades of a similar idea. Really, she is unknowable because she is invisible, but she is always ready for you when you call. She is […]

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02
Sep

Namaste Floyd Yoga Jam 2013

I just got back from my second year at Floyd Yoga Jam. This year’s meditation was on Durga, the Warrior Goddess and Protectress of all that is just and honest and good. More on her in another post. Again it was a great time and the music was even better with Donna de Lory, Durga […]

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17
Jun

Yoga Indulgence 2013

Lucy Lomax, E-RYT-500, and I are pleased to announce that our fall yoga retreat, Yoga Indulgence, at Kent Manor Inn on the eastern shore is now SOLD OUT! This will be our fifth year on Kent Island and we are looking forward to seeing those of you who registered there. As always, there will be […]

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13
Jun

Mantra Wisdom

Let’s diverge from Ayurveda for a bit. One of the things I like to do to entertain myself is, after my morning meditation practice, I’ll pick up a book, often a poetry book, and flip to any page and read what is there waiting for me. It’s entertaining because there is always something different to […]

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06
Jun

The Depth of Great Taste

Last night we just finished season 4 of Mad Men. SPOILER ALERT! It ends with Don Draper getting engaged to his secretary and he has to break up with Dr. Faye. Dr. Faye is quite distraught on the phone with him and her comment to Don was to make sure that the secretary knows that […]

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23
May

Balanced Diet = Balanced Tastes

Good morning. Last week I mentioned the tenth suggestion for fascial fitness is to keep active and eat a balanced diet. Seems like there are so many theories out there on how to eat well and maintain proper weight. Despite the fact that I love numbers, I abhor counting calories, and so the Ayurvedic approach […]

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16
May

Fascianation: CTF V

Welcome to the fifth and final installment of the 10 Steps to Fascial Fitness. Special thanks to Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains. 7. Gentle Perseverance A: You can go far when you go consciously. This is perfect for yoga practitioners. Work and family commitments often cause one to rush without thinking from one activity […]

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09
May

Fascianation: CTF IV

7. You are unique. Respect your body. In many ways we humans are the same, but in many ways we humans are completely individual. The one-size-fits-all prescription for health and wellness is just not possible. You are fully in control of your own self, and more than that, your body has an innate wisdom that […]

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