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Why I Started Smoking at 12 and How I Quit

I suppose the juxtaposition of yoga and cigarettes don't mix, but I was a smoker for about twenty years. I'd often light up after a nice sweaty practice. I loved smoking. I loved the thrill of stealing cigarettes from my parents when I was 12.   Just a couple of short...

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There’s No Magic Bullet for Chronic Pain (but yoga helps!)

  I’ve told the story in my classes before – but never here -- that I discovered yin yoga during a particularly painful bout of lower back pain in my 30s when I was teaching vinyasa and I thought that should be helping my back but instead it was making things...

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Happy New Year! 

I hope that you brought in the New Year surrounded by loved ones, relaxed and warm! Those of us on the East Coast have been suffering under a spell of sub-freezing temperatures, and a lived experience of the alarm-sounding meteorological term, bomb cyclone.  Those of...

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Does Yin Help Unlock Trauma?

As though I needed an excuse, about a month back, I took a 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Biff Mithoefer. After ten years of teaching Yin (and now teaching yoga teachers how to teach Yin well), I wasn’t really expecting to pick up many new tricks. What I love...

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Where Beauty Comes From  

Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. --Leonard Cohen     Recently, I was interviewed by Laura Kupperman, who has been a friend as well as my coach, as part of a week-long online business training...

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