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War, What Is It Good For?

  Have you ever tried to force someone you know to be more flexible? Have you ever tried to force yourself to be more flexible? It doesn't work so well, does it? This holds the same whether you walk into a meeting and try to force everyone to go your way, or you go to war with your tight muscles. Force is typically met with equally forceful resistance. No matter how strong you are, there is always something that will push back. You might win occasionally, likely by accident. More often, you'll break something, in your relating with other people,…
The Most Important Thing You Can Do

The Most Important Thing You Can Do

Hi Friends, I've been reminded lately in more ways than a few that the most important thing we can do is take care of our selves. I'm coming off some travel to Korea, Japan, Miami and now back home for a while, which has made me realize the importance of self care. I'm lucky, I practice a lot of easy going yoga and eat well so I am rarely sick. I don't really get jet lagged and I can't remember the last time I had a cold or the flu. I didn't always have the grounding self care in my…

I Can’t Do Yoga, I’m Embarrassed, It’s Weird!

  Tara and I like to go for walks. We meet lots of people on the street, and lots of times they tell us they can't go to yoga. You've probably heard the reasons. At first, it's often a simple "Oh I'm not flexible" or "I can't do all that stuff." Talk a little longer, lots of people say "I'm embarrassed." And a little longer, "Yoga's kind of weird!" Tara and I often respond a little differently. For Tara, it's pretty simple. Suddenly I hear her say   "You're Perfect! It's Fun!!"   Everyone is smiling. Yoga is suddenly on…

Is Yoga Working?

  Do you think yoga works? Do you think yoga helps, but it doesn't help with your job? And it doesn't help you lose weight. You're stressed, it's not helping there. Challenges are impassible roadblocks. Your health could be better. Your relationships aren't so good. You keep hurting yourself. Regular life is still a struggle. But yoga helps because it gives you a place to get away from all this. Is this what you see, looking at your yoga, and your life? Is this what you see in the yoga going on around you?   It sounds like this yoga…

What Do You Need?

  You don't need to be bigger or smaller, stronger or more flexible, longer arms or shorter legs, to do yoga. Or to do anything you want to do.   I've seen people of all shapes and sizes able to do very little. I've seen people of all shapes and sizes able to do a whole lot.   You just need to get to know your body, your mind. Know what you're working with. If you're good with what you've got, that's all you need.   :) Mike    

How To Find Balance Between Stability & Mobility

  More isn't better. Think about this in yoga. When you first start, a simple shoulder opener can feel incredible. After a while, to get that same incredible feeling, you have to go a little "deeper." A while longer, even more, all to get that same initial feeling. Keep on that path, and you'll become hyper-mobile. You'll be able to do some yoga contortions. Your joints will be less stable, and you'll be less athletically capable in your body. This is a normal part of being an entertainer; for ballet dancers and circus performers, it's a painful part of life.…
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