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The Pose and the Machine (part 1)

This week, as I perused my e-mail and regular news reading, Google, Yahoo and the New York Times’ algorithms apparently agreed that I would be interested in SoulPose, an outdoor yoga “Freakin. Awesome. Yoga. Party” that’s happening in Waltham at … Continue reading

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Yoga, the self, and the selfie (part 3): the beauty and peril of flexibility

Among the comments I mentioned in part 1a, a commenter noted that yoga (or yoga poses) on Instagram are overwhelmingly deep backbends and arm balances, poses that certainly require a great deal of discipline, but also (especially in the case … Continue reading

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5 tips to usher in summer (that you didn’t see coming)

Last weekend, Memorial Day marked the unofficial beginning of summer here in the (unofficial and self-proclaimed) most important city in the world. And this week it’s raining and sixty degrees. Ah ,Boston, such arrogance, such delusion… However, summer is on … Continue reading

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Yoga, the self and the selfie, part 2- merely the body

In my last post I quoted several of the responses I and others got to the current “yoga selfies” conversation.  I want to unpack some of those thoughts and concerns over the next few posts.  I hope to have several short(ish) … Continue reading

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Yoga, the self and the selfie, part 1a: Looking at looking

I appreciate all of the feedback that my post about our current yoga selfie dust-up, and the more famous posts by Matthew Remski, Yogadork and Rosanne Harvey have generated. I have more to say about the subject, but before I … Continue reading

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Yoga, the self and the selfie, part 1: I read my Instagram today, Oh Boy…

(part of my continuing series “The Ten Year Itch”, a reflection of a decade in the yoga world)  and with sincere apologies to the Beatles for the title… Every once and a while I miss living in New York City- … Continue reading

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The ten-year itch: What is a flow class, exactly?

My next episode of “The Ten Year Itch” has been sitting on my desktop for a couple of weeks now.  And it’s not (entirely) due to my usual busi/laziness.  A few weeks ago I have the good fortune to meet … Continue reading

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