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Niyamas

January 14, 2021
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Today I’d like to write about and bring forward the ethical precepts that are implied in this vehicle. Authored by the sage Patañjali, there is a living legend of known guiding observances to help a yogin(i) feel at peace in her or his or their life of this practice.

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15 Years Ashtanga Yoga

November 20, 2020
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So, December will be my 15-year anniversary of practicing Ashtanga.  Wow.  I think my first class with Richard Freeman was in December of 2005.  Grateful that transpired. I can’t say it’s been 6 days a week for 15 years.  I admire anyone who can do that.  But for instance, there was about one year recently…

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Women and Yoga

September 30, 2020
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Right now two women are asking me questions about yoga– One is a woman I imagine is in her 50s or 60s. She wants to know whether there are any yoga scriptures or schools founded by women. She’s been reading the Yoga Sutras and finds Pat@ñjali is quite gendered to her. Another is a young…

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